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Old 04-08-2009, 05:00 AM   #1
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Smile what are optical character recognition softwares in ubuntu ?


hi friends

Im using Ubuntu 8.10 with 1gb RAM , would anybody suggest good graphical optical character recognition i.e. ocr software for ubuntu .
I have tried tessaract , gocr , ocre but they are not good enough , lack in compatibility with various format . suggest any good software ..
 
Old 04-08-2009, 05:24 AM   #2
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I've just stumbled upon OCRopus. I'm looking into building it for Slackware, and it looks good from what I've seen:

http://sites.google.com/site/ocropus/

They build on Ubuntu and it should be straight forward to compile if you follow their instructions. If you google around, you might find some precompiled .debs to install.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 11:01 AM   #3
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Apologies; I've since looked into OCRopus and it's still very much in alpha, so it's probably not much use at the moment. I can't even find any info on how to use it!

Perhaps kooka might be more appropriate?

http://kooka.kde.org/

It should be in the Ubuntu repositories.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 11:32 AM   #4
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Might want to peruse this thread..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-ocrad-701672/
 
Old 04-20-2009, 09:06 AM   #5
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I found out Kooka from kubuntu is best till as it is able to read various formats , however it lacks capacity to recognize cursive fonts. Does anybody knows how to add a new font in kooka .
 
Old 04-20-2009, 09:23 AM   #6
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Have you ever heard of converting between image formats ? Using something like imagemagick ? I would think that would solve any format issues you might have.
 
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Responded in your other thread, specific to the new question.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ftware-720402/
 
  


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