Re: OCR?

From: Klaas Freitag (
Date: Wed Jun 27 2001 - 10:10:23 PDT

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    On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, wrote:

    > 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.

    I started over to write a KDE2 program to scan with SANE and do ocr on the
    scanned images. It is called Kooka, it is work in progress, but if you want
    to, you are very welcome to give it a try.

    Kooka offers a GUI for gocr, displays a GUI to adjust gocr options and shows the
    ocr'ed text and a result image (output from gocr) in a dialog.

    Kooka needs libkscan, a KDE2-Lib that takes sane to a oo-context to make it
    easily usable with KDE.

    For both projects you find screenshots, source and further information on, just enter 'kooka' in the search field.

    There is another KDE2 (or Qt?) project working with SANE. Its name is
    Quiteinsane. It also offers a comfortable gui for gocr. You also can find
    information on it on


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