Talk:A Dictionary of the English Language

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Making Johnson's dictionary available is a good deed, but a more structured approach is needed.

  • Hasn't someone else already done this? Project Gutenberg? Can duplication of effort be avoided?
  • The front page needs an overview of what can be found here. The preface should be moved to a subpage.
  • Creating one wiki page for each entry in a dictionary is not very productive, and so far only very few entries have been included. See Special:Allpages/A Dictionary of the English Language for a list of existing subpages.
  • Entering the text without scanned images is doomed to fail, since there's no way to know if it was transcribed correctly. This might pass for poetry and novels, but for a dictionary, exact spelling is essential.

--LA2 (talk) 07:55, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Some scans are available... -- Outlier59 (talk) 21:54, 22 July 2016 (UTC)