Any Accurate O C R Programs in DOS I can run in Linux?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Fri Jun 28 19:52:51 UTC 2013

Hi Larry,
Again to be detailed, here is an answer from the freedos  list.  The 
person sending this references recent software ports they have done. 
Perhaps more work than you desire no idea.
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:30:32 +0200
From: Bojan Popovic <bocke at>
To: freedos-user at
Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] Dos ocr utility?

I found two ocr programs in my DOS software collection. Both shareware.
The first is OCRSHARE (ver 2.2 1990), the other is PRO-CR (1.04 1989).
Both are from Shareware (ftp) archives so they might be still available
somewhere. Don't know how usable those might be. Haven't tested them.

Several months ago, I did a quick DJGPP ports of GNU Ocrad and
GOCR. Didn't thoroughly test them, but quick tests were successfull
(english texts + default USA DOS codepage). If you're brave, you can
play with that. You'll need CWSDPMI to run any of those. The archives
don't contain the source code.



On Fri, 28 Jun 2013, Tony Baechler wrote:

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> I was thinking that you might find an old version of Omnipage for DOS out
> there somewhere.  I remember that Project Gutenberg started using it
> around 1995 or so.  It might have been for Windows 3.1, but I don't think
> so.  I'm sure there are other commercial solutions for Linux as well.  I
> would guess many would be command line driven in Linux for batch jobs such
> as large amounts of scanned documents.  I know the Internet Archive uses
> Finereader.  Remember that even if you find a DOS solution, it won't have
> great accuracy due to its age and the limited processing power available
> in the DOS era.
> On 6/27/2013 10:25 PM, Willem van der Walt wrote:
>> There is a version of abbyyfinereader for linux for not too expensive.
>> It works well.
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