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Originally posted by STL0913
Elementary my dear Watson. It seems Hawaii scanned all of their birth certificates to a computer database that has OCR (optical character recognition) which automatically reads the typewriter text and generates "layers". Most government documents have been transfered to computer databases using OCR. It makes it possible to search for certain phrases in their databases. So if i had access to the Hawaii Dept. of Health database or whichever branch of the government birth certificates are stored, I would be able to search for Barrack Obama and instantly see every Barrack Obama born in the state. Pretty handy eh? Considering we used to have to dig through file cabinets and folders to find a document, this makes it way easier and faster. I can guarantee that any birth certificate in .pdf that is currently on a computer database will have "layers", and if they added a background it will have the white borders around letters, in fact the white borders around the letters actually proves that it wasn't tampered with.
I am not an expert on this and am just assuming they are using OCR to make searching for documents easier but i just think it's more logical than "Oh they forgot to turn OCR off".
Hopefully that explains a couple of things. private message me if you want because I probably won't be returning to this thread.
Had you guys read the other thread, you would know it was a scan and the layers are from running it through the OCR (Optical Character Reader in Acrobat Pro). The OCR replaces the characters it can read with the same or similar font to make it searchable. That is done with all old documents these days. I do it myself all the time. Somebody above asked how to get to the layers, you do so in Adobe Illustrator. Or you simply open the document in Photoshop and open only the image instead of rasterizing the whole thing to open in PS. When you do that it removes the characters before opening. Here is the image portion of the document where you can clearly see an OCR was used to make it searchable. The document is a scan. Period end of subject. Some so called experts are far from being experts. The remaining text you see are characters the OCR could not identify.
Originally posted by Bonified Ween
Greetings fellow humans,
After much of the excitement for everyone regarding Barry's birth certificate that he spent over 5 million dollars in lawyer fees to hide from the prying eye of the public. I stumbled upon someones investigation into how the newly released birth cert is in fact fake, and you can even do this yourself if you have the software to see for yourself. You see they left things in PDF format which can be imported into Adobe Illustrator. This is where things got interesting, see for yourself. This in itself shows that the birth Certificate given to the public wasn't scanned, it was pieced together digitally. Sorry, but you've been had! If you don't understand how Clipping Masks work I suggest you Google it to find out.
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edit on 27-4-2011 by Bonified Ween because: (no reason given)edit on 27-4-2011 by Bonified Ween because: Fixed URL at top
Originally posted by Blaine91555
Congratulations on proving this is a scan ran through Acrobats OCR reader. You do know that is what you proved?
Originally posted by boondock-saint
So my question is how did the newspaper
get it by the 5 pm deadline Aug 7 if it wasn't even accepted
at the registrar's office til the next day ????
Originally posted by atlguy
Back then, a lot of newspapers ran two editions: a morning edition, and an evening edition. They probably made the cutoff for the evening edition.
Originally posted by atlguy
To me, there is nothing suspect about this document and its corresponding layers - other than some dolt that thought they were doing the world a favor by enhancing some illegible text and forgetting to flatten the layers before outputting.edit on 4/27/2011 by atlguy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Caji316
So, where did they get the name : KAPIOLANI MATERNITY & GYNECOLOGICAL HOSPITAL ???????????
We no longer need to be concerned about any lack of citation on Wiki, because we can go to the HOSPITAL`s own website and read EXACTLY THE SAME HISTORICAL ACCOUNT REGARDS ITS NAMES !!!