FAX2PDF with OpenMoko?

kenneth marken k-marken at online.no
Tue Feb 26 18:02:59 CET 2008

On Tuesday 26 February 2008 17:46:28 Tilman Baumann wrote:
> 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.

yep, instead one should start to see printers with a built in mailing system 
so that one could assign a mail address to it, and have it auto-print said 
mail, complete with attachments of it came in pdf or odf...

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