Paperkey for Revocation Certificates? (Feature-Request :-)

Faramir at
Tue Oct 7 10:05:19 CEST 2008

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John Clizbe escribió:
> Faramir wrote:
>> John Clizbe escribió:
>>> And depending on the printer font, you get the joy of '0' vs 'O'; '1' vs 'l';
>>> and '8' vs 'B'.
>>   But I suppose you can copy/paste it into a text editor, and chose a
>> font clearer to read... or I am wrong?
> Could you explain how you are going to copy-and-paste from a paper copy?

  Well, if it was already printed "You will pay the price for your lack
of vision." as Palpatine would say. (I am joking). But if I understood
it right, paperkey generates a txt output file (ascii 7 bits). You can
copy and paste that output, chose a clear font, and print it...

> Yes, you can use a scanner and OCR, but you're still left with the task of
> proofreading the entire document.

  I don't even dare to think the effort that would require, since the
few OCR software I have used, made use of dictionaries to avoid making
too many errors... and still they made a lot of them. Without the aid of
dictionaries... it's scary XD

>>> I'll take 0-9A-F any day.
>>   What is that?
> The values used in Hexadecimal: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F.
> The numerals 0 to 9 followed by the letters A to F

  Oh.. right, I will remember that... I have not been exposed to
hexadecimal... yet (I suppose I will learn a lot about that in the
network curse...).

  Best Regards

P.S: tomorrow I will try paperkey... may the Force be with me ;)
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