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Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book

Postby sydney » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:47 am

Lardo Boffin bought Mastering Interpreters and Compilers by Bruce Smith but doesn't have time to scan it so posted it to me and I'm going to try to get it scanned. Unfortunately, even though I've owned a number of scanners over the years, I don't think I've ever used one!

I've been re-reading this thread but any advice would be great!

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Re: Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book

Postby sydney » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:59 am

I'm using 'Not another PDF Scanner 2' software.
Here are the options screens:
options1.png


advancedoptions.png


Here is a test scan:
png:
test1.png


tiff:
test1.tiff
test1.tiff (104.78 KiB) Viewed 113 times


Is the scan any good? What are the best settings? Should I use different software?

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Re: Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book

Postby pau1ie » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:01 pm

Thanks to Lardo and you for doing this work.
Some characters are missing from the right side of the left page, maybe darkening it a little would help? But I would have thought that it would be possible to get the text out of the document as it is.

Edit - Should note that I don't really know anything about this!
I'm working on http://bbcmicro.co.uk

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Re: Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:02 pm

pau1ie wrote:Thanks to Lardo and you for doing this work.


All I did was walk to the post office! 8) All credit to Sydney.
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Re: Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book

Postby tricky » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks to both of you.
I've scanned and OCRed a couple about 10 years ago and that software would definitely have struggled with that, but hopefully things have improved in the meantime.
If it doesn't take too much longer, maybe try 600dpi and one notch less on the brightness.