télécopieur -> facsimile, fax, telefax


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télécopieur -> facsimile, fax, telefax

Un télécopieur ou téléfax, plus couramment appelé « fax », est un appareil électronique qui convertit l'image de documents en impulsions électriques pour les transmettre à un destinataire. […]

A fax (short for facsimile) is a document sent over a telephone line. Fax machines have existed, in various forms, since the 19th century, though modern fax machines became feasible only in the mid-1970s as the sophistication of technology increased and cost of the three underlying technologies dropped. Digital fax machines first became popular in Japan, where they had a clear advantage over competing technologies like the teleprinter, since at the time (before the development of easy-to-use input method editors) it was faster to handwrite kanji than to type the characters. Over time, faxing gradually became affordable, and by the mid-1980s, fax machines were very popular around the world.. [..]
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