[clug] OCR software

Brad Hards bradh at frogmouth.net
Sat Feb 14 00:20:10 GMT 2009

On Friday 13 February 2009 11:47:59 am keith sayers wrote:
>         I am looking for some OCR software to read english language
> typescipt into editable text and work on Suse 11.1.  Sourceforge offers a
> choice of 74 though only a few of them seem potentially suitable.  Would
> anyone know any of them well enough to speak for or against please?
I've only looked at ocropus (and its underlying recognition engine, which is 
tesseract). It isn't a finished product, but it does appear to work well for 
some cases. It is a pain to get to build though.

Are you actually working off scanned pages, or off a PDF?


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