Text Encoding Follies

Another Hermitian diversion that is wasting so much time. I am still hoping he will raise some real objections against my findings.

Well, this one was a funny one.

Hermitian, seemingly unfamiliar with text encoding standards, insisted that the strings I had shown did not match the screenshot I had provided

YCbCr Xerox 7535 previewAfter showing to him that the strings in the birth certificate and the preview saved 7535 were identical, he focused on a comparison with the above picture, which was taken on on a Mac with the following string as rendered in the browser

$4á%ñ&’()*56789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz‚ƒ„…†‡ˆ‰Š’“”•–—˜™š¢£¤¥¦§¨©ª²³´µ¶·¸¹ºÂÃÄÅÆÇÈÉÊÒÓÔÕÖ×ØÙÚâãäåæçèéêòóôõö÷øùúÿþ..YCbCrÿÀ

Now, anyone with a bit of time could have taken the Hex values and compared them to the Mac tables and the Win tables and determine what happened. Even after I explained this to Hermitian, he remained unable to either do this step or comprehend its relevance.

In Latin-1 and UTF-8 the values 7F–9F are not defined however that does not prevent browsers from trying WIN encodings

This is what the message looks like in a browser. Note that I only address characters with the high bit set as ASCII tables are identical for the lower half.

Latin 1

       á     ñ
24 34 E1 25 F1 17 18 19 1A 26 27 28 29 2A 35 36

37 38 39 3A 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 4A 53 54 55 56

57 58 59 5A 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 6A 73

Mac

       ·     Ò
24 34 E1 25 F1 17 18 19 1A 26 27 28 29 2A 35 36

37 38 39 3A 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 4A 53 54 55 56

57 58 59 5A 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 6A 73

Latin 1

                      ‚  ƒ  „  …  †  ‡  ˆ  ‰  Š
74 75 76 77 78 79 7A 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 8A 
 ’  “  ”  •  –  —  ˜  ™
92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 9A A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 

A9 AA B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 BA C2

Mac

                      Ç  É  Ñ  Ö  Ü  á  à  â  ä
74 75 76 77 78 79 7A 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 8A 

92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 9A A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 

A9 AA B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 BA C2

I am sure you can fill in the rest… This is getting too pathetic for words…

Hermitian had little more to add than

Sure he can ! He can get a real computer running under Windows OS.

7 thoughts on “Text Encoding Follies

  1. NBC

    Text Encoding Follies

    Posted on August 17, 2013 by NBC

    “Another Hermitian diversion that is wasting so much time. I am still hoping he will raise some real objections against my findings.”

    “Well, this one was a funny one.

    “Hermitian, seemingly unfamiliar with text encoding standards, insisted that the strings I had shown did not match the screenshot I had provided”

    “After showing to him that the strings in the birth certificate and the preview saved 7535″ were identical, he focused on a comparison with the above picture, which was taken on on a Mac with the following string as rendered in the browser”

    Wrong! After determining that you are using an editor with weird strings (because you say it runs under MAC OS) I focussed on the question — What would the equivalent string look like for the WH LFCOLB as seen in your editor. After you posted the second screen shot (the WH LFCOLB one), I observed that (although weird) both files have identical strings.

    Did anybody else notice that the purported Xerox added comment YCbCr happens to be placed at the exact end of a string that gets tons of Google hits all over the internet ?

    a comparison between your posted screenshot from the Xerox 7655 to the an equivalent screen shot for the WH LFCOLB. What that revealed is that the strings (although weird) were identical.

    Now I had posted the following string that I had clipped from the Xerox 7535 / Preview PDF opened in 010 Editor. This editor runs under Windows.

    $4á%ñ&’()*56789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz‚ƒ„…†‡ˆ‰Š’“”•–—˜™š¢£¤¥¦§¨©ª²³´µ¶·¸¹ºÂÃÄÅÆÇÈÉÊÒÓÔÕÖ×ØÙÚâãäåæçèéêòóôõö÷øùúÿþ..YCbCrÿÀ

    Did anybody else notice that the purported Xerox added comment YCbCr happens to be placed at the exact end of a string that gets lots of Google hits all over the internet ?

    So NBC needs to post his version of the same string so that we can compare the number of hits for each version of the string.

    Have you noticed that NBC is doing everything that he can to add to his degrees of freedom for every question that I have posed ? You would think by this time he would be eager to narrow down the possible answers. But I guess I’ll just have to keep waiting…

  2. Did anybody else notice that the purported Xerox added comment YCbCr happens to be placed at the exact end of a string that gets tons of Google hits all over the internet ?

    And have you determined why this is? Hint hint…

  3. Hermitian, impress me with your explanation as to why the string finds so many matches…

    It’s rather trivial.

    I have shown all that needs to be shown, that you cannot figure it out without much hand holding is unfortunate.

    I have no problem educating you on to these trivial issues as they continue to show support for my thesis.

    If you had taken the time to familiarize yourself with proper tools and the JPEG standard, we would not be going through this non-issue.

  4. NBC

    “Hermitian, impress me with your explanation as to why the string finds so many matches…”

    “If you had taken the time to familiarize yourself with proper tools and the JPEG standard, we would not be going through this non-issue.”

    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    And if you had taken time to post your MAC OS mangled strings then we would maybe have enough string to hang you.

    We are still waiting for you to post your four unique strings for the Xerox 7535 and Xerox 7655. You have already shown that the quantization tables are different for these two machines. And I would like to compare the Huffman tables. Then maybe we can wrap up all your nonsense and explain how you pulled off your scam on your readers.

    And while you are at it please post your two strings for the quantization tables for the Xerox 7535 and the Xerox 7655.

    It’s way past time for you to deliver the goods. The more you just rat hole the files and blow smoke the more your storylines get all crossed up. And of course you just lose more credibility. Just like the Obama.

    Can anyone explain why Obama spent five hours on the golf course yesterday? I’m sure our troops are grateful for his dedication to his 24/7 job of commander-in-chief.

  5. NBC

    So what happens when Windows OS reads the MAC OS PDF containing the wrong strings ? And don’t say that windows only looks at the HEX !

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