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The Spenser Archive also uses a combination of <pb> (for the true
number) and <fw> (for the printed number).
Amanda

Amanda Gailey
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On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Robert Whalen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Another way to do this:
> <pb n="146"/>
> <fw type="pageNum">164</fw>
> Rob
> On Jan 16, 2009, at 3:14 PM, Martin Holmes wrote:
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> HI folks,
> We have a set of printed books in which page-numbering is frequently
> erratic; numbers are omitted and repeated, and sometimes the order of digits
> in the page number is wrong.
> I'd be glad to know how anyone else has handled marking up this problem. One
> approach we took initially for digit-ordering was to do this:
> <pb n="146" rend="164" />
> where what should have been 146 was printed as 164. But on another volume,
> I've found that page numbers 18 and 19 were repeated, meaning that
> everything subsequent to that is "wrong"; that's made me reconsider what I
> mean by "wrong" in this context, and whether a page number might just be
> better viewed as a label rather than a necessarily unique identifier for a
> page.
> Cheers,
> Martin
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> Martin Holmes
> University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
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> Robert Whalen, PhD
> NEH Fellow 2009-2010
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> Department of English
> Northern Michigan University
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