OCR on linux

Mike Gorse mgorse at mgorse.dhs.org
Fri Apr 18 12:23:12 UTC 2008

On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Daniel Dalton wrote:

> Thanks, installed and looked at the man page, can this package actually read 
> from my scanner?
> Or must I scan an image from the scanner and then read the image in to gocr 
> and pipe to a text file?

>From what I remember from the last time I looked at it, it's a typical 
Unix program and only does one thing. :) So you'd need to create an image 
(probably with scanimage from sane) and then pipe it to gocr.

-Mike G-

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