OCR on linux

John J. Boyer john.boyer at jjb-software.com
Fri Apr 18 13:32:52 UTC 2008

Try tesseract, which is available from code.google. It seems to be 
pretty good. I don't have the URL handy but try googling for tesseract 


On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 08:58:05PM +1000, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> Hi,
> Can someone tell me a package that can scan text so I can read it from my 
> scanner?
> So for example I could scan a piece of paper and read it in emacs.
> Is this possible?
> If so what scanner do I need and what software package should I try?
> Thanks for any help!
> -- 
> Daniel Dalton
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