scanning with scanimage and Gocr

Ryan Mann rmann at
Mon May 23 17:42:20 UTC 2005

Hello.  I apologize if this has been asked before, but I just subscribed 
to this list.  Has anybody been able to successfully scan and read a 
printed document with Scanimage and Gocr under Linux?  If so, how?  I've 
been trying to use scanimage to scan the document and Gocr to turn it into 
text, but I get mostly garbage.  If you don't use Scanimage and Gocr, what 
do you use for this purpose?  Scanning documents is the main reason I need 
to keep Windows on my laptop, so if there is a reliable way to scan 
documents under Linux, I could do away with Windows altogether.
Thanks for your help.


rmann at
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