Annee has the right attitude. We have too many people quite eager to declare themselves experts on the basis of analyzing the internet image, not the paper document itself (and FactCheck was able to see the paper document of the 2008 short form, so it's not like it's completely impossible to do), and actually relying on the readings generated by one or another photographic software.
One of the reasons that the internet image is giving odd readings is that the birth certificate (yes, that's what it is) is printed on that strange green security paper intended to frustrate attempts at alteration or counterfeiting. The State of Hawaii did this in accordance with federal law, The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, Public Law 108-458, December 17, 2004, § 7211(b)(3)(A), 118 Stat.L. 3826, reprinted in the Official Notes to 5 USC § 301. which requires that US birth certificates be printed on "safety paper" to reduce the chances of any sort of falsification. This safety paper is obviously doing its intended job by causing anomalous readings on computer scans.
edit on 2-2-2012 by Shoonra because: (no reason given)