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Old 07-07-2003, 09:57 AM   #1
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Is there a good OCR program for linux?
Old 07-07-2003, 11:43 AM   #2
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you can try tiff2ps and after ps2pdf and after pdf2txt, I hope this works
Old 07-07-2003, 01:37 PM   #3
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Kooka is the only one I know.
Old 07-07-2003, 03:40 PM   #4
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Clara and gocr (look on
Kooka uses libgocr for recognititon, can't do
without gocr... ;)

Old 05-20-2004, 09:35 AM   #5
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I have tried gocr and the results have been less than optimal, with very well printed document at fairly high resolution.

Has anyone got good results with it or another package ? My needs are fairly basic really so I won't pay the kind of licenses kadmos are asking, but I don't mind paying for something good and soho oriented.
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If you are not sattisfied with gocr, why dont write a message to the author?
Sending him an example. He will welcome it and adapt his program.

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Ocrad is another one found in a quick search of the Portage tree.

I agree with joerg10 too. That is a really great way to contribute back.
Old 06-12-2005, 06:56 PM   #8
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i do occasionally report bugs and problems but the problems were more than bugs, and i don't want to put someone off doing his stuff by going and tell him/her that his package sucks, even if i say it in a nice way.

if i was able to help with patches, i'd go for it. i am not so if it's more than a bug, i prefer to wait and come back rather than moan that his goodwill effort yields crap results and maybe discourage the guy.

that's why.


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