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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

From Hieroglyphs to Xerox Glyphs
Researchers at Xerox PARC have developed a new way to imbed machine-readable information in printed documents. According to this article from Sci-Tech Today, "Digital Evolution Continues with Xerox Glyphs," their dataglyphs are composed only of forward (/) or backward (\) slashes -- similar to the zeros and ones used in binary code. These dataglyphs could replace bar codes or be used in faxes, easing the way of routing information in a large company.

Xerox is already using these dataglyphs for several projects, including one in Latin America to reduce check fraud. The company also has started an experiment named 'GlyphSeal' for two-sided documents, one for human eyes, and the other for machines. Read more for other details, references and a dataglyph carrying -- and hiding -- the title of this entry.
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