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Old 05-07-2014, 09:16 PM   #1
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OCR for Slackware


I am running Slackware 14 and 14.1, and am wondering if anyone can suggest OCR packages which are free for non-commercial use.

The system is running xsane for scanning, but much of what would be OCR'd is already scanned.

Thanks. The most recent postings I found were almost two years old, and I figured allot may have changed.
 
Old 05-07-2014, 11:17 PM   #2
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Hya

I ran into similar situation the other day. I keep my eyes open, but so far no good news.

regretfully
 
Old 05-07-2014, 11:21 PM   #3
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Hi,

You can look at similar threads(scroll down within a thread): OCR Software and Slackware to hopefully get you started on a trail to find newer packages for Slackware. That thread is only two years old but you can look at Alien_Bob's site.

Plus look at: http://slackbuilds.org/ for OCR packages.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-08-2014, 11:53 AM   #4
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I recommend tesseract, it is the best OCR I have tried for Linux. There are probably also commercial options if you really need them.
 
Old 05-08-2014, 07:47 PM   #5
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I recommend tesseract, it is the best OCR I have tried for Linux. There are probably also commercial options if you really need them.
Are you running tesseract presently, and with which Slackware distribution?
 
Old 05-08-2014, 08:19 PM   #6
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I ran it in the past, but there's a slackbuild for it:
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14...arch=tesseract

There are also GUI frontends for it:
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.../gimagereader/
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/graphics/yagf/
http://www.pattern-lab.de/index.html

http://code.google.com/p/linux-intel...-ocr-solution/
 
  


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