> > > > How do emulate a paper tape other than having it binary file, a octal file or a > > > text > > > > file? > > > > > > Maybe OCR... > > > > This is paper tape with holes punched in it - way less sophisticated than OCR. > > I know this stuff. Provided enough confetti for carneval each each year when i was > small. Simply writing OCR was qay quicker than "recognizing punched holes from a > paper strip scan, loaded using image files or whatever".
Actually doing image recognition on a scanned paper strip strikes me as overkill. I'm not familiar with how these were formatted, but I'd imagine you could represent it as some sort of text file without any loss of data.