Old Typesetting files

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Fri Nov 12 10:05:30 2004

>At 08:45 PM 11/11/04 -0800, you wrote:
>>I'm aware of someone that is looking to get some of the books they
>>publish into a modern format. Curently the data exists in such
>>formats as IBM Mag Cards and Scenicwriter, as well as other formats.
>>Does anyone know of anyway of converting these two formats into
>>something like RTF?
> If they published the books then probably the easiest way to get
>them into modern formats is to OCR the books. I doubt you're going
>to be able to find anything to read the Scenicwriter and IBM Mag
> Joe

Actually the company that apparently made Scenicwriter still sells
software that can handle the files, but I don't think it can convert
them. The IBM Mag cards on the other hand...

The interesting thing is they're looking for people to type the books
into the computer rather than OCR them. And yes, there has already
been quite a bit of discussion on if OCRing them wouldn't make more


| Zane H. Healy                    | UNIX Systems Administrator |
| healyzh_at_aracnet.com (primary)    | OpenVMS Enthusiast         |
|                                  | Classic Computer Collector |
|     Empire of the Petal Throne and Traveller Role Playing,    |
|          PDP-10 Emulation and Zane's Computer Museum.         |
|                http://www.aracnet.com/~healyzh/               |
Received on Fri Nov 12 2004 - 10:05:30 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:37:16 BST