setting copy

  • By WoutDLN
  • 19 November, 2012
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setting copy–known to bibliographers and historians of printing as printer’s copy, the setting copy is the document or documents from which a compositor sets the text for a printed edition. The terms printer’s copy and copy-text are sometimes confused, but the former is a document (physical object) and the latter is a text (sequence of words and punctuation) (Shillingsburg 1986, 169-170).

setting copy. Known to bibliographers and historians of printing as printer’s copy, the setting copy is the document or documents from which a compositor sets the text for a printed edition. The terms printer’s copy and copy-text are sometimes confused, but the former is a document (physical object) and the latter is a text (sequence of words and punctuation) (Shillingsburg 1996, 173).

La copie, dans le jargon des typographes, c’est le manuscrit donné à composer, même s’il est aujourd’hui informatisé, par exemple un fichier LATEX. Les signes de « préparation de la copie » sont parfois différents de ceux de correction, mais peu d’ouvrages font la distinction (André 1998, 46).

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