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Re: VMs: Whole crypto book is on line now

> BTW, I've mirrored all Petr's scans on GC's old site

Thanks, good to have a backup. I didn't think about Gutenberg, wouldn't work
for the crypto character sets. I thought about the huge Alchemy literature
site (forgot the URL).

> Without the thumbnails, which I believe should generally load faster

You mean the thumbnails should load faster? They're just 5k each. Or the
pictures? These are a hefty 200k each.

> Given that Meister's work is (despite its age) relevant here,

Maybe because of it's age. I haven't yet come across a modern book that
compares with it in scope and depth of detail. How did this person finance
all his travel, time, lodgings etc. in 1902? It must have taken months to
collect all this information. And I get the impression that the archives and
documents were easier to access in his time than in our time :-)

>perhaps we
> might consider using OCR to convert it to text?

I have scanned the text at 300 dpi. This is OK for on-line reading but I
believe it's too low for OCR-ing.

I have thought about OCR-ing, but it would have been much more work, and the
crypto characters of course wouldn't scan well. And it would mess up the
layout, which is essential in presenting the different crypto methods. If
you want to try I'll send you the original (uncropped) scans.

BTW: Readiris does a decent job and it's not too expensive. I have an old
version that was distributed for free with a german PC magazine. But I don't
have a scanner at home, I have to do it at the office, after hours.

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