any good accessible OCR for linux?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue Nov 16 15:52:37 UTC 2021

apt-get install followed by the names of one or more packages is the
standard way of installing pre-built packages on Debian and it's
derivatives. Though, for it to actually work, it needs to either be
prefixed with the sudo command or be run in a root shell.

Slint is based on Slackware, which uses a different package management
system from Debian and it's many derivatives, so I suspect apt-get
would just get you a command not found error. I'm really only familiar
with Debian and its derivatives, so I have no idea what the equivalent
command on either Slint or vanilla Slackware would be. As for why a
package built for slint would be making suggestions that would only be
useful to someone running a Debian-based distro, I suspect it's a case
of Debian and it's derivatives accounting for a large portion of Linux
users(probably a plurality, perhaps even majority if you group all
distros into major families), the developer tailoring the error
message to the largest group possible, and the slint maintainers(who I
think might actually be a team of one) not having the time or
resources to go through every package and remove error and help
messages only relevant to other distros.

On 11/16/21, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> Thanks a million Didier,
> Would issuing this command install this package on my desktop? Last
> night when I tried to run Lios It gave me a long message basically
> telling me that I have to install dictionaries for Arabic and other
> languages.
> The command it suggested was something like this: "apt-get install ...."
> Cheers,
> Ibrahim
> On 11/16/21 7:16 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Hi Ibrahim,
>> this command:
>> most /var/log/packages/tesseract-data-4.0.0-x86_64-2slint
>> shows that I have packaged trained data for Arabic and all Latin
>> scripts among others but not Hebrew so far. If you want it I can add it.
>> Cheers,
>> Didier
>> Le 16/11/2021 à 03:53, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
>>> Okay friends,
>>> after three weeks of using Slint, I am now finding myself using linux
>>> more and more.  I practically configured all of my email boxes to
>>> work on linux. I also added my dropbox to linux and setup my whatsapp
>>> web.
>>> Now I need a good accessible ocr package, preferably multi-lingual
>>> which can do Arabic, Hebrew and French besides English. Am I being
>>> too demanding? Does such a Llinux package exist?
>>> I have a ten years old Epson scanner which I really like.
>>> Unfortunately, windows ten no longer supports this scanner. I hope it
>>> would run fine with Linux.  I could not try it because I have no OCR
>>> package running on my Linux Desktop.
>>> If you guys have any suggestions, please help.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Ibrahim
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