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Re: Opening Tiff files on Win95(ie dos) machines
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James, the "tiff" format of the HylaFAX files is the fax standard,
"tiffg3", a multi-page format. HylaFAX used to use the extension
".fax" for those, but at some point it changed to ".tif". Sam Leffler,
who I believe *created* TIFF, also wrote HylaFAX, so in general I'd go
with Sam's usage. But yeah, the PC's, web browsers, and other things
that use 3-letter extensions are going to have problems with it
until/unless the standard for TIFF viewers includes tiffg3.
Fortunately, the TIFF package that Sam created includes "fax2tiff", and
that can be used to translate them to a more standard "tiff" format.
Matthias? Sam? Would it make sense to alter HylaFAX to use a ".fax"
extension again, or ".tg3" or something to distinguish it from
Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary
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