William Dolby

Classical Chinese Translations and Research

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27. Chinese Myths and 28. Chinese Allusions nearly Published

(千里之行,始于足下 - A thousand-li journey is started by taking the first step)

I am very pleased to say that we have made great inroads into two works and would hope to have them out and about shortly.

We chose to start with two dictionary / list works rather than a pure translation; this to give us a chance to get into the way Bill wrote and to create digital form in repetitive manner. What we have found, in nearly all the recovered files, is a loss of the Chinese characters and irreconcilable format issues. Therefore our main emphasis is to retype these works and to enter the characters as we go. In other words we are playing with what we have to create a finished product.

Thanks indeed to my dear wife, Chin Ling who is persevering with the character entry whilst I concentrate on the layout and design.

Chinese Myths, No27 and Chinese Allusions, No28 will be finished soon and in PDF format.

At this time we are unsure if we can make actual epub or kindle publications from the finished works (we will finish the PDF's first) but the forward concern is that the work will not flow (page-to-page) correctly on so many different reader screens - and perhaps PDF's are indeed all that are required for us to be able to share these works.

Comments are welcome on the above and any aspect of the whole process.

Ieuan Dolby

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