[PLUG] OCR on Linux

Kunal Thakar kunalt at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 15:26:41 PDT 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.

Kunal

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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