ocr success

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at csir.co.za
Tue Dec 23 09:54:18 UTC 2008

Just to add, there is an r key that can be pressed to read the full 
document from within kies_p2t.
The file generated for this operation is left in the document directory, 
so one should not need to separately save the scan results.
Daniel, I'll write you regarding the patches once back at the office.
They would be welcome.
Regards, Willem

On Sat, 20 Dec 2008, Daniel Dalton wrote:

> Hi All,
> First sorry if you get this a couple of times, I thought I would just
> share my experiences with everyone, but if it's not wanted, I won't do
> this next time...
> Anyway, I've had great success with ocr on linux.
> Using the following packages:
> scanimage: - grab the image from the scanner
> - kies: Front end for the ocr and scanimage stuff
> - Teseract: ocr software 
> - ocropus: ocr software I believe 
> What I did:
> Install kies.
> next, checkout tesseract from svn and build:
> patch -p0 < the_attach-patch.diff
> ./configure
> make
> sudo make install
> Note: the patch is required to make it compile.
> Next checkout ocropus (r864) from memory.
> ./configure
> jam
> sudo jam install
> to compile/install it.
> Next run
> sudo chmod %s /location/to/scanimage
> (note install sane from apt)
> sudo scanimage -L
> if it finds your scanner do this:
> scanimage > imagefile
> If it scans it as an image, try the kies front end:
> kies_p2t
> Press space and wait for your document to open in lynx.
> To save it press p from lynx and save it in the usual way...
> Hopefully I didn't miss too much, and I know it's very brief. Let me know
> if there is interest in this subject, I'll place a howto on my
> website... I'm also going to (if its ok with Willem), generate a diff to
> improve the documentation slightly although it's pretty good at the
> minute, and the scanimage command he's script uses needed to be modified
> on my system...
> So is there interest in a howto for ocr on linux?
> Let me know if you have any questions. I would also like to thank everyone
> involved with all the ocr projects, and also sane/scanimage.
> And I would also like to thank Willem for all his great help off list!
> So if there are any questions about this or you would like me to write
> up a howto let me know...
> Cheers,
> Daniel
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