Pictograms and Python

Caleb Hattingh caleb1 at telkomsa.net
Wed Nov 17 05:08:00 CET 2004

Actually there at at least two valid uses for this kind of thing:
1. Digitising hard-copy legacy documents (digitise as in text-editable,  
not straight scans)
2. Extract data from graphs in scientific publications for the purposes of  
numerical comparison with your own work (one does this anyway, but  
normally by hand), and you normally want the axis labels (text) as well  
for preserving information about units of measure.

Of course, these only matter if the number of documents is large.  I don't  
know what is the likelihood that the OP wanted the help for nefarious  
purposes, but I found it presumptuous of you to assume so just off-the-bat  
as you did.  I would feel rather insulted had I been the OP. I'm sure you  
can understand.

Keep well

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 13:26:55 +0100, Diez B. Roggisch <deetsNOSPAM at web.de>  

> As these protections are there for a good reason and I personally loathe
> spam, I hope you neither succeed nor get help from this community.
> In the (I believe unlikely) case of your plans to automate access to that
> site are of good intentions, I'm sure you can make a deal with the people
> running that service so that you can access it through some RPC  
> mechanism.

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