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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 31 Aug 2015 :  16:45:10  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Duneth Despana

Why are there so many 'typos' ... or rather consistent misspellings in the early FR novels? (e.g. Lloth, mithal, Deep Sashales, Aber-Toril, Solausein etc.)



Typos happen. It's not just 2E novels. I'm still amused by the month of Ukta in one of the 3E sourcebooks.

Heck, I've been reading the new Southlands book that I got via Kickstarter -- this is a brand new book from Kobold Press, and it has typos in it. And at least one line of repeated text, and a place where the punctuation wasn't correct...

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Duneth Despana
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Posted - 31 Aug 2015 :  20:11:15  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I used 'typo' for lack of a better word. I'm talking about misspellings that are consistent throughout novels. I was thinking about this because I'm currently reading Evermeet and the misspellings mithal, Deep Sashales, Aber-Toril are not once written correctly throughout the novel. I'm wondering if this is because the reference material given to the authors was handwritten notes hard to decipher or some other reason.

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Duneth Despana

Why are there so many 'typos' ... or rather consistent misspellings in the early FR novels? (e.g. Lloth, mithal, Deep Sashales, Aber-Toril, Solausein etc.)



Typos happen. It's not just 2E novels. I'm still amused by the month of Ukta in one of the 3E sourcebooks.

Heck, I've been reading the new Southlands book that I got via Kickstarter -- this is a brand new book from Kobold Press, and it has typos in it. And at least one line of repeated text, and a place where the punctuation wasn't correct...


« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
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TBeholder
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Posted - 02 Sep 2015 :  01:13:57  Show Profile Send TBeholder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Duneth Despana

I'm talking about misspellings that are consistent throughout novels. I was thinking about this because I'm currently reading Evermeet and the misspellings mithal, Deep Sashales, Aber-Toril are not once written correctly throughout the novel. I'm wondering if this is because the reference material given to the authors was handwritten notes hard to decipher or some other reason.

You put the blame on wrong heads. If the problem was with the authors, we shouldn't be able to see it anyway. It's a problem with editors.
And the editors who know what the writers should write, but unable to do their own jobs any better than an average circus monkey would were a problem back from TSR times.
And yes, a company treating quality control as a plum job for toadies shows exactly how much it cares about customers.
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Edited by - TBeholder on 02 Sep 2015 01:20:33
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Duneth Despana
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Belgium
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Posted - 02 Sep 2015 :  16:52:14  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by TBeholder

You put the blame on wrong heads.


Don't get me wrong. I wasn't trying to point fingers and place blame so much as I was curious, wanting a peek behind the scenes (kinda like how I wonder why there is so much greco-roman art in Faiths&Pantheons, Demihuman Deities and Powers&Pantheons.)

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
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