Grants:IdeaLab/Djvu text layer editor

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Use some of VE features to edit djvu text layer
created on: 12:10, 13 March 2014

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

Wikisource makes a large use of OCR text layer, but effectively uses just a little bit of it (naked text). Djvu text layer contains much more information (words, lines, paragraphs, regions, columno, page text coordinates), unluckily better exportable in a lisp-like format or as xml instead of hOCR.

What is your solution?[edit]

  • To test VE or other WYSIWYG simpler html/xml editors for editing text only, saving information wrapped into xml tags;
  • to test conversion extraction/upload of text layer into djvu files using a simple web interface.

Ideas for a test tool[edit]

A test could be done with existent tools:

  • djvuLibre (running into Tool Labs), and particularly:
    • djvutoxml, that extracts internal mapped text of djvu pages as an xml file;
    • djvuxmlparser, that loads back modified mapped text into djvu file;
  • tinyEditor, to edit xml text with a WYSIWYG comfortable interface (xml tags are hidden, only editable text is shown into any html textarea;
  • a little bit of cgi from Tool Labs to manage such a web editing interface.

Project goals[edit]

  • to split proofreading into two steps:
    • djvu text editing (saving the result into djvu text layer)
    • text formatting

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