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Re: [SLE] OCR software
  • From: John Pettigrew <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 22:39:03 +0000
  • Message-id: <gemini.iu15l300bi3eo05ny@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In a previous message, Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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 Kooka to drive both gocr and ocrad with fair success - the output
required a few changes per sentence but not much more than that. As with most
OCR software, they need the best scan you can provide (Kooka helps a lot with
that), a good dictionary to work against (again, Kooka does that) and an
original using a readable font. I have to say that driving either gocr or
ocrad alone was a thankless task for me.

If your original is good quality, try Kooka. Read the help files and plug in
the suggested settings, and see how you go.

John Pettigrew Headstrong Games
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