Any OCR programs for Linux that output ASCII Text?

John J. Boyer director at
Fri Mar 26 21:11:32 UTC 2004

This looks like it might be a good programming project for me - writing a 
filter that accepts an image file and produces text. It would be Open 
Source and free. I could probably use a lot of the code from the JOCR 
project, but get rid of the graphics interface. I've been looking for a 
useful and exciting project for a while.



On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Terry Klarich wrote:

> On Fri, 26 Mar 2004 10:46:21 -0600you write:
> >	I am looking for applications that take an image file such as
> >from a document scanner or decoded PDF and output ASCII text.
> >
> >	My only other hope is that it works via command line.
> Hey Martin:
> So, how's it going?
> I specifically use and highly recommend vividata's product.  It is not free though.  However, it is well worth the money.  I think
> the licensing fee is about $250 or so.
> It is nothing more than a filter.  I use sane to get the scanner image.  Sane creates a tiff file.  vividata then takes the tiff
> file and creates a text file.  It is very nice and works well.
> I have 2 scanners.  One is a canon lide scan 30.  This scanner is small and fits in my laptop bag.  It is powered off the usb bus.
> The other is a microtek scanmaker 12usl.  This scanner is much faster; but, much larger.  It scans legal sized documents as well.
> I have the best of both worlds now.
> The product is called ocrxtr.  You should go to
> Hope this helps.
> Terry
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