About VOA Transcripts on www.ManyThings.org
- These are good for people studying English because it is possible to read along while listening.
- These will print very cleanly. What is sent to the printer is only what people want printed -- no navigation menu, no MP3 player, etc. On most printers, the text will be justified when printed.
- These are in VOA's Special English.
About the Editing
The transcripts on www.ManyThings.org are not the same those on VOAnews.com.
The following are just a few of the edits that have been made or are in the process of being made.
- Things such as "Mister," "Misus," "Miz," and "Doctor" have been changed to the more commonly-seen Mr., Mrs., etc.
- Instead of "two thousand three" and "eighteen twelve," you will see 2003 and 1812.
- Instead of "two thousand three hundred dollars," you will see $2,300.
- Instead of "twenty-one percent," you will see 21%.
- All images have been removed since they are likely not public domain. Also, this helps to conserve paper and ink for those who want to print the transcripts.
- The HTML formatting has been cleaned up. The file size of each web page is much smaller, which means pages should load and display more quickly.
- Non-content clutter and distractions have been removed.
- Each page is optimized for printing. What is sent to the printer is only what people want printed -- no navigation menu, no MP3 player, etc.
- These are just some of the things that have been changed. It is not a complete list. Also, note that everything on this list has not yet been completed on all pages.
- The source of the original pre-edited material is http://voanews.com/specialenglish/.
- "All text, audio and video material produced exclusively by the Voice of America
is public domain. However, some images and graphics are licensed for use and
covered by all applicable copyright laws."
- Though the source material was in the public domain, I have done some editing. If you need the public domain version of any of these stories, please visit http://voanews.com/specialenglish/.