Barney Carroll wrote: > reCAPTCHA often gives me grief — I often end up in the same situation as > Stephen. And each time, I'm wondering why it is that these words have to be > so obscurely distorted to evade automated recognition, yet I can't find any > decent free OCR software to operate on screen caps. > > I've been pleasantly surprised when I've been offered a series of characters that form 2 real (if unconnected) words so that if I can't make out one of the characters at least I can guess what it is. I know you're not supposed to use real words for passwords but I can't see that doing so in a captcha could pose any real threat. We read words as pictures rather than spelling them out. Could spambots attempt this? -- Kind Regards Chris Price Choctaw chris.price at choctaw.co.uk <mailto:chris.price at choctaw.co.uk> www.choctaw.co.uk <http://www.choctaw.co.uk> Tel. 01524 825 245 Mob. 0777 629 0227 Choctaw Media Fertile Ground for Websites Follow me on Twitter <http://twitter.com/choctaw> Catch up with me on LinkedIn <http://www.linkedin.com/in/spoonfulofdreams> Its a Living Thing~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >> Sent on behalf of Choctaw Media Ltd << ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Choctaw Media Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 04627649 Registered Office: Priory Close, St Mary's Gate, Lancaster LA1 1XB, United Kingdom.