OCRdesktop 3.0 Released

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Sat Jan 15 22:12:28 UTC 2022

Hello Chrys,

ah, great news! I consider this awesome project to be a fundamental and
absolutely critical part of Linux accessibility. Unfortunately, despite
high efforts to make software as accessible as possible, there will be
still many inaccessible applications on all platforms, for quite a some

Therefore, an OCR solution for these cases is an absolute must have for
all serious blind users, and I'd like to thank you that you're keeping
this alive on Linux, along all the other great work you're doing.

OCRDesktop can be insanely handy, I've used it in many areas from
accessibility of normal Linux apps, through installing software using
wine to firing up virtual machines, which would be impossible without an
equipment like this.

So again, thank you!

Keep up the great job!

Best regards


Dňa 12. 1. 2022 o 22:12 Linux for blind general discussion napísal(a):
> Howdy List,
> sorry for cross posting, but I thought you might be interested into that.
> I just released OCRdesktop 3.0 with some very nice stuff :).
> For those who don't know about OCRdesktop:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Ocrdesktop
> 1. i removed unmaintained "tesserwrap" bindings and use "pytesseract"
> now. This is very good maintained and is able to use Tesseract 4.1.x and
> Tesseract 5.0. Last didnt work with tesserwrap anymore cause by broken API.
> 2. Removed all deprecation warnings, Modernize the code, use spaces
> instead of Tab and all kind of cleanup goodness.
> 3. i added an very nice new feature to analyze the color of an given
> Text and its background. So you can figure what text is highlighted, has
> the focus and all kind of useful stuff. its off by default and could be
> used by "-O" flag as parameter. For this we need some new dependency
> webcolor and scipy.
> See the full story here:
> https://www.patreon.com/posts/ocr-desktop-60895292
> https://www.patreon.com/posts/color-analyzing-60988555
> Where to get:
> https://github.com/chrys87/ocrdesktop/releases/tag/v3.0
> Depencys:
> - python3
> - tesseract
> - tesseract-lang-<yourLanguageCode>
> - python3-pillow
> - python-atspi
> - python-pytesseract
> - libwnck3
> - GTK3
> Optional Depencys
> - python-scipy (for color detection)
> - python-webcolors (for color detection)
> I hope you have as much fun while using it as i had while working on it :).
> have a good day and stay healthy in those crazy times.
> cheers chrys
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