Disney comics Database
fluks at pcssdc.pttnwb.nl
Fri Apr 28 09:59:46 CEST 1995
Fredrik and all:
I have been busy the past few months in totally reconstructing the software
of the Disney comics Database (DcD). There are a lot more possibilities now.
One thing that has changed is that I now have _two_ output formats. One
readable for humans, like in the previous DcD version, and one more
readable for computers (but still plain Latin-1 text). To give an
example of both formats, let's use the first 2 entries in Disney
Comics's Autumn Adventures #1.
The output format 1 looks like this (as part of the file "gl-aa-dad.issues"):
Issue Story Pa L Plo Wri Art Ink Hero Tag:Title or description [comment]
code ges ttr ter ist er
AA = Autumn Adventures
AA 1a KQ 1390 1 c FD O:Disney Characters on Picknick
AA 1b W WDC 169-03 10 CB CB DD D:Travelling Truants [rp:LICW 26]
The output format 2 looks like this (wrapped to max 80 columns in this mail):
KQ 1390^g^k^AA 1a^ 1^c^O:Disney Characters on Picknick^hero:FD^
W WDC 169-03^g^k^AA 1b^10^^D:Travelling Truants^writ:CB^art:CB^hero:DD^date:5
4-01-07^rpg:LICW 26^rpu:WDC 422^rpn:55-38,86-15,BV.54,KV.08^rps:55-07,73-31^
While in a header file the following lines occur:
(I still have to make an exact description of the formats...)
This "internal" format was meant for my own use at first, but it seemed handy
for use by Per as well for his WWW search programs.
Now I think it can also be used for conversion to the Grand Comics Database.
I can't use ftp or WWW, but I'll ask Tim Stroup if he can send me his
formats and examples by e-mail.
I added header lines to the database, which give information about
series or individual comics, like titles, cover dates, who indexed the comic and
maybe some other things. I am now able to generate lists of comics that have
alreay been indexed, and a list of indexers. The latter currently looks like
Legend of indexers of USA comics in the Disney comics database
AB Alberto Becattini (typed in by HF) 
AEn Anders Engwall 
AKr Andrew Krieg 
DGe David Gerstein 
FEk Fredrik Ekman 
HF Harry Fluks 
HFa Hannes Faestermann (additional info)
KCr Kjell Crone 
MSe Mark Semich 
ORN Ole Reichstein Nielsen 
PS Per Starback 
THe Tryg Helseth (additional info)
The numbers between  indicate how many issues are indexed by the person.
If YOU want to be on this list: contact me. There are still a few Gladstone
and Disney issues un-indexed, and we can use help in indexing a lot of
Gold Key and Whitman comics.
In particular, I would like to have an index of the following:
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers : 1 - 4, 14, 16
Donald Duck : 288
Mickey Mouse Adventures : 1 - 13, 15 - 18
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories : 576, 592
The CB Library of Donald Duck Adventures in Color: 1 - 5, 7 - 13, 15 - ...
The CB Library of Gyro Gearloose Comics and Fillers in Color: 4
Enough for now. Back to the ducks and mice...
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