viewing on gopher, and I decided to do the same for the EFF article
n my last phlog entry .
So I have a local copy of the article and associated images here
, and you might be interested in the process I used. First, I
elinks -dump -dump-charset us-ascii -no-numbering -no-references \
Elinks nicely formats the HTML tables as text, something lynx did
The images I collected with lynx, perl and wget:
lynx -dump -image_links \
egrep '(*jpg|*png)' | \
convert original.png -ordered-dither o8x8 result.png
That preserves the color, but you can get more size savings by
converting the image to grayscale.
convert original.png -colorspace gray -ordered-dither o8x8 result.png
You could get even more savings by scaling the image dimensions down -
now, and would load in a second or three even on a 28.8 dialup
connection. The convert command provides a '-scale' option for this.
Finally, I put the article text and images together in a directory,
and used the itemtype '1' to link to it. That nicely keeps things
together in the gopher client when you view it. The Overbite NX plugin
easily view the images via gopher without leaving your browser.
(I found these image conversion commands while reading a phlog post