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Old 23rd Jun 2012, 11:09 am   #6
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Default Re: Digital hard copy?

Originally Posted by DragonForce
84 million characters at 6 thousand a page is around 14,000 pages.
I thought it was 84M bits? That would be around 10M characters if you had an 8-bit character set with clearly distinguishable characters for each bit pattern. If you just wanted 0s and 1s then you would be using a very inefficient coding method, but one with plenty of redundancy so a garbled character could probably still be read OK: manual/optical ECC!
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