OCR in Fedora?

joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Wed Jul 23 10:01:08 UTC 2008

Gustav Degreef wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 3:54 PM, Valent Turkovic
> <valent.turkovic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Paul Smith <phhs80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2008/7/21 joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de <joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de>:
>>>>> Does anybody do OCR using software available in Fedora? Which ones do
>>>>> you use? How do you use them?
>>>>> I saw an article about OCRopus [1] and how great app it is but there
>>>>> is no ocropus in fedora currently.
>>>>> [1]
>>>>> http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071024-hands-on-with-googles-ocropus-open-source-scanning-software.html
>>>> I use gocr-0.45-2.fc9.i386
>>>> I think it comes from the fedora repo.
>>> Tesseract is better:
>>> yum install tesseract
>>> Paul
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>> Hi Joachim and Paul,
>> do gocr and tesseract have GUIs? How are you using them? Do you get
>> formated text or just plain text file? Do gocr and tesseract recognise
>> colums? Is it possible to get formated OpenOffice Writer document that
>> matches the original scanned page?
>> I read the article I posed the link to about OCRopus and it seams that
>> uses tesseract but it somehow improved.
>> Cheers,
>> Valent.
> I've used both gocr and tesseract on the same text.  gocr has a gui,

Sorry, but gocr has no gui. I think, gocr-gui has:


> tesseract is only command line.  I've used both tools on various tiff
> files.  There is a good writeup on the net, forget where on using
> tesseract on ubuntu.  I got much better text recognition with
> tesseract from the same original scanned text.  Never tried ocropus.
> gustav

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de>

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