Eric's cribs as EPUB

Lydia Hedge

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Works just fine on an iPad 1. Thank you, Anselm!

Lydia Hedge
Nova Scotia, Canada

> Those of you who found an EPUB-based (i.e., non-Kindle) e-book reader
> in your stockings the day before yesterday can now download a first
> EPUB version of Eric's crib collection from
>
> http://media.strathspey.org/epub/cribs.epub
>
> This differs in various details from the Kindle version (which I also
> updated) but the long-term plan is for the two to be identical as far
> as the content is concerned (there will probably always be subtle
> differences with the formatting). The two documents are generated from
> the crib database using very similar processes, based on substantially
> identical code, and will hopefully be able to track any updates to the
> base cribs in the database with little extra work. (Actually the
> Kindle format and EPUB are so much alike that one wonders why Amazon
> bothers at all, other than to make Kindle owners buy all their stuff
> through them, which is probably the main reason - but that is
> neither here nor there.)
>
> The EPUB document looks OK on my Sony PRS-T1 (a.k.a. »Sony Reader«)
> and various software-based readers, but as usual no guarantees will be
> given. Do let me know if it doesn't work for you or if you make any
> unusual observations. (Oh, and I'll be away for the next week or so
> with - probably - very spotty Internet access as I'll be teaching
> SCD at a workshop about as far out in the boonies as you can go and
> still be in Germany, so don't expect a quick turnaround.)
>
> It turns out that most dances have half a page's worth of empty space
> below them and so I'm now thinking about including Pilling-style
> diagrams - on the web site and in the e-books - for those dances
> where free (i.e., not lifted from the Pilling book) ones exist. I have
> a bunch of those from over 10 years of ball programmes and if anyone
> would like to contribute to this I'm all ears.
>
> Anselm
> --
> Anselm Lingnau, Mainz/Mayence, Germany .................
> xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx I do believe that it's the first time in history
> that fire has ever melted steel. -- Rosie O'Donnell celebrates the
> end of the Bronze Age, on 9/11/2001
>

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