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Revisiting a Summer Vacation: Digital Restoration, Typesetter Forensics (2013) [pdf] (eprg.org)
21 points by beefhash on Jan 2, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments



This is awesome! I found the ("suppressed") reconstructed Bell Labs memo here:

https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~bwk/202/


I'm confused by the Old English font. It looks completely different in the reconstructed document. Compare the capital E for example.

From the paper: "Old English, despite being supplied by Linotype for use on the 202, is actually a Monotype font, and hence was not PostScript-converted by Adobe. Nevertheless, it proved to be readily available as a PostScript font from the same FontShop (in Cheltenham UK) that used to supply fonts for the entire Linotron range."


Here is Brailsford’s Computerphile video describing how the memo was reconstructed:

https://youtu.be/CVxeuwlvf8w




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