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Did you ever react to the term OCR - Optical Character Recognition? What is "optical" about comparing bitmaps of scanned images, sliding them up and down, scaling them, skewing them to make them match some target bitmap? There is no optics whatsoever involved!

In the old days, OCR was performed by pulling physical masks over the printed text - not scanned/digitized, but the hardcopy printout. After advancing the physical copy to the next character, you slid a black band of masks across it, with cutouts for each character. If the black print character matched the cutout perfectly, then it would be all black and the photocell picking up the reflected light (or rather: the lack of it) would flag the position of the mask band as the most likely character. (The most fancy systems displayed the mask through a zoom lens to project the mask onto the physical print, so that it could be matched to different font sizes.) Then the next test was performed, with a white mask band that was slid across the printed character, and the the cutouts inicated where there was not supposed to be ink. Say, if a vertical slot in the first band could match either a T or an I (assume sans serif), a cutout for the flanges of the T could indicate to the phototocel that this is indeed an I (all white), or is a T (lower reflection due to the horizontal line of the T being black through the cutouts.

This was the REAL Optical Character Recognition! I have had quite a few youngsters staring open-mouthed at me when I explain this to them!
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