Re: OCR?

Date: Wed Jun 27 2001 - 11:29:41 PDT

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    On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 05:54:49AM -0600, Michael Alexander Green wrote:
    > Does sane have a OCR plug-in?

    Not that i know. but it might be nice if Xsane could function as a frontend for gocr.
    Gocr is a functional ocr program (, don't mind the name thing), which has become quite good. There doesn't seem to be another free ocr program out there yet.
    One of the gocr frontends, i believe the tcl frontend, has a button to start xsane.

    > Are there any programs out there that take
    > advantage of the OCR capabilities of the Epson 640U Perfection scanner?

    I'm not that much into scanners, but i really wonder if there exist scanners which do ocr in hardware.
    If you make a pnm scan (save as pnm) then gocr is the software to get the characters out of it.

    Marcel Pol

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