[Matroska-devel] Re: [png-list] Request for a hi-speed bitmap compression format standard

Glenn Randers-Pehrson glennrp at comcast.net
Wed Aug 13 17:35:17 CEST 2003


At 08:15 AM 8/13/03 -0700, willem at schaik.com wrote:
>Maybe I'm missing the point, but is it really not possible, to use OCR
>to transform these bitmaps into simple ASCII strings? 

They already have the simple strings (with formatting data) so they
wouldn't need to OCR.  The question is how to convey the strings+formatting
efficiently as an overlay on an image (or on a stream of images).  As I
said before, I think SVG can do that.

Glenn



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