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Re: [SLE] OCR software
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 18:16:53 -0500
  • Message-id: <1138835813.9105.16.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2006-02-01 at 21:26 +0000, Dylan wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 February 2006 20:58, Ken Schneider wrote:
> > Anyone know of any OCR software that -actually- works? I've tried
> > gocr and ocrad and neither one produces -any- readable output.
>
> I've used ocrad with a reasonable amount of success - you need to feed
> it the highest resolution monochrome image you can, but the errors it
> makes are systematic so you can generally search and replace to sort
> out the bulk of the text.
>
Tried at the highest resolution and had about a 20% success rate which
is pretty lousy. I could type the document faster and I am not a typist.
Maybe there is a windows solution I can run in wine or vmware.

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Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998


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