Translation talk:The Greek Skeptics

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Nassim Taleb's two books, Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan have brought attention to a fabulous body of thought: Pyrrhonean skepticism. We are hoping to increase our own understanding of this philosophy by translating the early modern philosophic works from the French. The works of Brochard and Foucher are at the top of our lists. Feel free to help out (Dr Taleb submitted the first correction so you're in good company). Aldebrn (talk) 01:24, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Translational logisticsEdit

There are a couple of nuances to how we've set up this Wikisource page. Here's what you need to look at:

  • The original French scans and OCR is here: [1]. This needs correcting OCR errors, proofing, and transcribing the references and Greek. If you click "Edit" somewhere and see something strange, go to the previous link and edit there!
  • The bilingual page is a compilation of the original scanned pages.

These two bullets (and links) correspond to the two tasks at hand:

  1. edit the original French scan
  2. translate into English

We are going to proofread and edit a chunk of French first, and then translate it.

If you leave any material untranslated in a chapter, make sure you include the original French version en rouge like so: {{red|en rouge}}. In fact, what we're doing is copying the edited French text into the English pages, coloring them red, and translating them that way.

This way, we hope to encourage translating whichever small bits that we can (even 1-2 sentences is great!). Please feel free help out! Thanks! Aldebrn (talk) 16:37, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Thanks to jayvdb and yannf on #wikisource on IRC (freenode) for their extensive help!

The only translators we have right now is User:Aldebrn, Aldebrn's spouse, and their friend User:Z35. Nassim Taleb submitted our first correction on the first day of this project, thanks to him for that and everything else.