[PLUG] OCR on Linux

Kunal Thakar kunalt at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 03:56:41 IST 2007

Its not too much work. You don't need to 'prepare the image' as mentioned in
the tutorial. How hard is it? Install tesseract, imagemagick and then run
two commands. If you have multiple images, you can just write a script.

If you insist on using a GUI, you should look at Kooka or gocr.


On 10/26/07, Vidyadhar Gadgil <vgadgil at gmail.com> wrote:
> Could somebody point me to a OCR tool on Linux which has a GUI
> interface and also works well.
> I have tried tesseract, and it requires so much fiddling around
> that it's probably faster to type in the text I want to run ocr
> on...see, for example
> http://www.howtoforge.com/ocr_with_tesseract_on_ubuntu704
> Oh yes, running debian 4.0 and using a Canon Lide 25 scanner.
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