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Talk:Journey into the Interior of the Earth

Information about this edition
Source: Project Gutenberg, Zvi Har'El's Jules Verne Collection
Contributor(s): Pathoschild
Level of progress: 75%.svg75%: complete, proofread by one user, and standard.
Proofreaders: Red Baron


The Runic lettersEdit

Does Wikisource software allow for runic symbols, and in turn, the ones used in Verne's novel? --Chr.K. 18:05, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

It can be and has been done with images. —{admin} Pathoschild 04:12:38, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
There is a unicode block for runic characters, so in theory Wikisource should have no problem supporting them. Practice, however, requires that readers have installed fonts supporting the runic block, which is perhaps a tall ask. There's some free runic fonts on the internet, but they appear only vaguely similar to the characters used by Verne. Sticking with the image solution (like most publishers of JIE) therefore seems safest. --Zaqrfv 05:17, 25 August 2008 (UTC)


Throughout the first few chapters, at least, this is the misspelling rendered for the city of Reykjav. Perhaps this is due to the spelling in the novel, but I bring it to your attention anyway.--Red Baron 17:37, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Interesting. The version I read back in the day referred to Reykjavík, the city in Iceland. But then again, I am one of those ill-informed USAians. --Dromioofephesus (talk) 14:14, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Searching Google books for the three spellings, I get these results:
It seems that the spelling we're currently using, Rejkiavik, is the most common in editions of this work. It's probably the spelling that was used in this edition, but the original page scans are no longer available on Gutenberg. —{admin} Pathoschild 17:58:27, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

The original Ward Lock edition has the current spelling. The other so called editions on google books are all copies of the Gutenberg edition. The preface only was found on the first edition which I copied by hand from the Library of Congress rare book room. User talk:Varnesavant

into the interior????Edit

What is up with the title? The original publication in french had the word "centre" in it - obviously not meaning "interior". Every other reference to this book in english uses "journey to the center of the earth". I think this page should be changed to match. -Fresheneesz

That's something you should ask the translator. Gutenberg has two versions apparently and this one, though oddly named, is the more faithful translation. This page is titled after the work it reproduces and should remain as such. --Metal.lunchbox 01:53, 19 April 2007 (UTC)


Is there a PDF of the book to download? -- 19:56, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Info about interwikiEdit

There are French, English, Spanish, Czech and Polish versions of the book. Polish book has only 43 chapters, while other four versions have 45 chapters:

  • chapters 1–37 are "same" on all of these five languages;
  • chapters 38 and 39 in French, English, Spanish and Czech are "same", but Polish version hasn't chapters with such content;
  • chapters 38–43 in Polish have the same content as chapters 40–45 in French, English, Spanish and Czech.

Now interwikis between these five languages are correct on subpages. --Milda (talk) 22:45, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Barometer measurements in Chapter XVIIIEdit

In Chapter XVIII, Axel the narrator says, "In fact, the mercury, which had risen in the instrument as fast as we descended, had stopped at twenty-nine inches." A few paragraphs later, without the group descending further, the professor writes in his notebook, "Chronometer, 8.17 a.m.; barometer, 297 in.; thermometer, 6° (43° F.). Direction, E.S.E."

Should "297 in." instead read 29.7 in.? Typesetter's error? Chris Granger (talk) 11:16, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

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