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I tried to use kooka in SuSE 9.1, but I failed, as its ocr function returns much garbage in the text because the ocr engine returns ISO 8859-2 text, while kooka shows that in UTF-8. (The conversion is out of question taking into account how often I must use ocr).
I know that both ocr engines (gocr and ocrad) could return UTF-8 text, too, but kooka calls them without the necessary command line parameter, so they output ISO 8859-2 text.
Is there a way to make kooka run those ocr engines with the correct command line parameter?
In the past I used omnipage under wine for ocr with reasonable results. It's always bugged me that this was the only non-linux software. So recently I've started using ocrad with kooka and the results are on a par with what I achieved from omnipage.