FAX2PDF with OpenMoko?

Tilman Baumann tilman at baumann.name
Tue Feb 26 17:46:28 CET 2008

Nils Faerber wrote:
> Ricky Fitz schrieb:
>> Hi,
>> I just had the idea that it would be nice, to make OpenMoko to act as a
>> fax-receiver, convert the fax to PDF and do somethin' with it.
>> Is this possible, already implemented, or is software out there which
>> can be used on the Neo/Freerunner to do that?
> Depends largely on the modem, i.e. if it can handle analog incoming fax
> transmissions. The rest should be quite easy. There are a lot of
> utilities around to receive a G3 fax from a modem (like mgetty-sendfax)
> and to convert the resulting G3 into something more useful, like PNG or
> even PDF.

Never ever will a GSM module be a G3 Fax. (IMHO)
And everything else is just hell. Fax and software don't go well together.

I don't thing this idea has potential. Out source the problem to any fax 
provider and let others feel the pain.
Fax is dead.

Just my 2 Eurocents

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