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Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sat Oct 14 14:16:57 UTC 2017

What you're looking for is Ocular Character Recognition, OCR for
short, software. The two available for Linux I know of are Tesseract
and Cuneiform. I haven't much experience with Tesseract, but its been
a while since I used Cuneiform and if I remember correctly, Cuneiform
produced gibberish about as often as anything useful and had to be
installed from the Universe repository under Debian. I also remember
reading somewhere that its recommended to do certain manipulations
with imagemagick before feeding an image to OCR, but I forget the

Sorry I'm short on specifics, but hopefully this gives you enough of a
starting point to find useful tutorials for getting the most out of


Jeffery Wright
President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.

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