Regarding Manuals

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Thu Sep 24 17:12:23 CDT 2015

On 2015-09-25 00:04, Al Kossow wrote:
> On 9/24/15 7:11 AM, Jerome H. Fine wrote:
>> While I understand that a number of individuals would appreciate
>> their own dead tree versions, before they arrive at that good
>> home of an interested individual, would there be any interest
>> in adding them the bitsavers archive?  From memory, I suspect
>> that there is:
> I've been holding off on any additional PDP-11 scanning to see what Alan
> Frisbie ends up taking care of.
> The one exception is an RSX-11M 4.0 manual set, which I'm currently
> experimenting on trying to get
> decent quality reasonably small sized pdfs with colored text. There are
> some manuals, like the DEC
> FORTRAN reference, that really need preservation in color.
> I'm getting reasonable results with 4bpp indexed color .pngs

Several RSX manuals have important color coding. Some manuals have both 
black, red and blue text. Others have sections with a light red or gray 

I have paper versions of them. Unfortunately, all scanned manuals I've 
seen have been plain b/w. Also, bitmaps, and not OCRed. :-(


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