Posted: Wed 22 Sep 2010, 09:08 Post_subject:
It is not broken I forgot to post that you need to move the tesseract location from /local/tessearct to /usr/local/tesseract. Then you will be able reference it from the command line. It works well on my machine.
Since tesseract will only operate with uncompressed TIFF files you need just a few extra steps to achieve compatiblity with xsane.
goto : click Preferences --> Setup --> Filetype
for the TIFF options
Set compression rate to 1
in the next three TIFF dialong boxes select no compression.
click Preferences again and select SAVE settings.
When scanning a file for OCR in the XSANE menu I select type :TIFF
color : gray
enter 300 for scan resoultion
And save the filename with extention .tif not .tiff.
Then when finished you invoke tesseract from the command line with