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The Crystals' Shakespeare's Words Website
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0498  Friday, 22 August 2008

[1] From:   David Crystal <
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     Date:   Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 10:35:20 +0100
     Subj:   Re: SHK 19.0488 The Crystals' Shakespeare's Words Website

[2] From:   Philip Weller <
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     Date:   Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 10:04:09 -0700
     Subj:   Re: SHK 19.0488 The Crystals' Shakespeare's Words Website


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From:       David Crystal <
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Date:       Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 10:35:20 +0100
Subject: 19.0488 The Crystals' Shakespeare's Words Website
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0488 The Crystals' Shakespeare's Words Website

Many thanks for the feedback on our newly rebuilt site. Be delighted  to receive 
any suggestions for improvement. It's difficult to  anticipate everything, and 
the more people use the site the more we'll  get it right. In the present case, 
the problem is simple and I think  can be quickly solved. In our text database 
(the Penguin edition), we  have 'football-player' with a hyphen. Type it in that 
way and you will  find the Lear instance (the only one). Type in 'aqua-vitae' 
with a  hyphen and you get four, along with the two unhyphenated forms you've 
found. This reflects editorial inconsistency in the source texts we  used. 
Clearly, we need to allow for all hyphenated forms to be found  as spaced forms 
too. We'll get my teccie team to look into this  directly, and I'll let Shaksper 
know when it's done. In the meantime, thanks for the pointer.

David Crystal

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From:       Philip Weller <
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Date:       Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 10:04:09 -0700
Subject: 19.0488 The Crystals' Shakespeare's Words Website
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0488 The Crystals' Shakespeare's Words Website

"football player" can be found via the search engine at Open Source Shakespeare:

http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org

     --Philip Weller

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