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tronkel


Joined: 30 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Oct 2011, 11:41    Post_subject:  OCR for Puppy Linux
Sub_title: pet based on Tesseract engine
 

Here is a pet package called puppyocr that is based on the well-established Tesseract optical character recognition engine. Pet is 1.9MB.

I have included a command-line interface wrapper written in C++ that makes the task of using OCR a bit friendlier than the raw Tesseract command-line interface.

To use it, install the pet and then type "puppyocr" (no quotes) in a terminal and simply follow the prompts there.

When asked for, type the name (including the extension) of a 'tif' file that is stored in your home folder.

You can use the MTPAINT or Gimp software programs to create a 'tif' image file from a scanner.

When prompted for the name of the output file, you can use any name you like. This output file will be created in your home folder but with a 'txt' extension.

edit: replaced with updated version that checks for a suitable input file. If none found program exits with a warning.

Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Oct 2011, 00:18    Post_subject:  

Thanks! I was just thinking about using something like this earlier today.

I've downloaded it, and I'll give it a try sometime later this week!
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