Four short links: 9 April 2020

Character Encoding, Windows Automation, Electronic Noses, Fake Scanned PDFs

By Nat Torkington
April 9, 2020
Four Short Links
  1. The Fuzzy Edges of Character Encodingthe history, politics, and computational basics of text-based character encoding and digital representations of text, from Morse Code to ASCII to Unicode (and emoji), as well as alternative text encoding schemes. (via Everest Pipkin)
  2. AutoHotkey — an automation scripting language for Windows.
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  4. The Electronic Nose and its Applications: A Survey — very good summary of tech, limitations, and applications of “electronic noses” aka multiple chemical sensors plus some machine learning/statistics.
  5. falsisignMake it look like a PDF has been hand signed and scanned.
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