scanner usability

Cheryl Homiak chomiak at
Wed May 26 19:08:11 UTC 2004

I had put off purchasing a scanner because (1) I didn't know how 
extensively I could use it in linux for scanning books and documents; and 
(2) I don't have a usb port on my desktop. But it suddenly occurred to me 
that I have usb on my laptop--DUH!!! So before I engage in this 
expenditure (I have plenty of things on which I could and should spend my 
definitely NOT unlimited resources), I'd like to know how much any of you 
are using a scanner in linux, whether you get viable results for reading 
and under what circumstances, and if you are able to do this without 
sighted help and/or use of the gui.


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