OCR on linux

Daniel Dalton d.dalton at iinet.net.au
Thu Apr 24 10:08:39 UTC 2008

On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Mike Gorse wrote:

> 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.

Oh ok. So what format must the scanned image be in and what do I do with 
gocr to extract the text?


Daniel Dalton

<d.dalton at iinet.net.au>

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