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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Text Mechanic

Here's some text from Through the Looking-glass, by Lewis Carroll (public domain):

'Well, in OUR country,' said Alice, still panting a little, 'you'd generally get to somewhere else—if you ran very fast for a long time, as we've been doing.'
'A slow sort of country!' said the Queen. 'Now, HERE, you see, it takes all the running YOU can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!'

Here's the same text, given randomize case changes:
 'WEll, in OuR CountRy,' saiD alIce, StilL PAntING A lITTLE, 'YOU'D gEnERAllY get To sOmEWHere ElSE—iF you Ran VErY FAsT fOr a lonG tIme, aS We'vE BEen dOing.'

'A SlOw SoRt Of CouNTRY!' sAiD tHe qUeen. 'NoW, HERe, yOu see, it taKEs ALl ThE runninG YOU cAn Do, TO KEep In thE sAme pLacE. if YOU wANt TO gET SOmeWheRe eLse, yoU MUSt Run AT LEAst TWiCE As FasT as THat!'

The transformation was done with Text Mechanic, a free on-line service, which allows all sorts of manipulations of text.

For example, here's text from a .PDF version of The Essentials of Prayer, by E. M. Bounds, also public domain:

Prayer, praise and thanksgiving all go in company. A close relationship exists between
them. Praise and thanksgiving are so near alike that it is not easy to distinguish between
them or define them separately. The Scriptures join these three things together. Many are
the causes for thanksgiving and praise. The Psalms are filled with many songs of praise and
hymns of thanksgiving, all pointing back to the results of prayer. Thanksgiving includes
gratitude. In fact thanksgiving is but the expression of an inward conscious gratitude to God
for mercies received. Gratitude is an inward emotion of the soul, involuntarily arising therein,
while thanksgiving is the voluntary expression of gratitude.


It's not obvious, I guess, but there are line breaks at the end of each line, which means that things can look pretty awkward, depending on the width of the text when used.

I pasted the same text into the "Add/Remove line breaks" portion of Text Mechanic, asking that each line break be replaced with a space, and here's the result:
Prayer, praise and thanksgiving all go in company. A close relationship exists between them. Praise and thanksgiving are so near alike that it is not easy to distinguish between them or define them separately. The Scriptures join these three things together. Many are the causes for thanksgiving and praise. The Psalms are filled with many songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving, all pointing back to the results of prayer. Thanksgiving includes gratitude. In fact thanksgiving is but the expression of an inward conscious gratitude to God for mercies received. Gratitude is an inward emotion of the soul, involuntarily arising therein, while thanksgiving is the voluntary expression of gratitude.

No line breaks!

Here's my name, Martin LaBar, in binary:
01001101 01100001 01110010 01110100 01101001 01101110 00100000 01001100 01100001 01000010 01100001 01110010.

Thanks for reading!

Here's "Thanks for reading" in hexadecimal code:
(I removed;#x and ; which are delimiters)
54 68 61 6e 6b 73 20 66 6f 72 20 72 65 61 64 69 6e 67 21



2 comments:

FancyHorse said...

You're having too much fun here!

Martin LaBar said...

thANKS! I aM HavINg fun.