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Old 12-03-2008, 04:08 AM   #1
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Wanted: Program to open/convert Waltop .top files


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I have a new challenge today.
From Aldi, I bought a Medion P82001/MD85925 digital notepad.
A little googling found me this link:

http://littlethorpe.net/tptrn/articl...ablet-in-linux

From which I understand that the device is simply a rebranded Waltop tablet device.
A little unscientific examination of the files it produces after a little doodling on the paper pad confirms this, the .top files it produces contain the word 'WALTOP'.

Now, my challenge is to read these files
I found VectorPen but they only offer a demo, and a full version license at $15.
Certainly not a lot of money, but if at all possible I would like to avoid going that way. For one, I do not like Java based applications because of their troublesome nature (large, slow, crashy, won't run properly, requires version XX, take your pick).

I suppose, if all else fails I can plant the Windows-only software that was delivered with the device in a Wine environment.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 09:20 AM   #2
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I'm a little surprised nobody else stumbles upon this.. niche device perhaps?

I'm going to collect what I find here in this list, order of appearance..

http://www.allaboutjake.com/newton/svgconverter/ - Newtonscript TOP to SVG converter
http://mccormick.cx/news/entries/digital-notepad.news
http://graphics.tudelft.nl/~jorik/dl...007-11-28.html - Python script to convert TOP to SVG
http://www-users.rwth-aachen.de/klau...igitalNotepads - Modified Python script of previous link to convert TOP to SVG
http://www.paperfree.eu/ - A site offering free online conversion, among which TOP to SVG
http://topscribe.sourceforge.net/ - TopScribe, which can convert TOP to SVG and read note files
http://sourceforge.net/projects/topscribe/
http://eddie.niese.net/20071129/new-...otepad-gadget/ - Eddie's review.. read the comments!
http://sourceforge.net/projects/toptools - Toptools, also to convert
http://eddie.niese.net/20071129/new-...otepad-gadget/
http://www.kevlindev.com/blog/?p=58
http://maleadt.no-ip.org:8080/WebSVN...%2F&rev=0&sc=0

Will test in course of time.
 
  


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