any good accessible OCR for linux?

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Tue Nov 16 17:19:20 UTC 2021


this is correct. In Slint the command would be for instance:
slapt-get -i  aspell-ar


Le 16/11/2021 à 16:52, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> 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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