[ih] RAND Unix Port code

Paul Ruizendaal pnr at planet.nl
Sun Feb 19 01:24:31 PST 2017

>From recent experience I can confirm that OCR'ing a faded 40 year old printout from a drum line printer is hard. I found that correcting the OCR output was as time consuming as retyping, so after doing some 10 pages the OCR way I switched to retyping from scratch for the rest. For C code I got to about 5 pages per hour.

On 19 Feb 2017, at 0:49 , Scott Brim wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 3:33 PM, Jack Haverty <jack at 3kitty.org> wrote:
> OK, OK, I'll get my old listing of the Unix TCP and start scanning.
> This will generate some huge files.  It's probably about 100 8.5x11
> pages of stuff.  Has anybody figured out the "right" way to do this to
> maximize usability (in case someone really wants to OCR or whatever)?
> 600DPI TIFs?  
> For 100 pages, could you get some eager (cheap) undergrads to type it in again and then correct the typos? Give five kids 20 pages each?
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