OCR'ing old manuals

From: Kevin Handy <kth_at_srv.net>
Date: Fri Sep 12 11:34:00 2003

Jules Richardson wrote:

>Any recommendations for OCR software (preferably Windows 2000 - spit!) that'll
>allow the user to read from a image file rather than the software being
>incorporated with scanner software?
>Pete kindly loaned me a whole pile of documentation, and I can get it back to
>him far quicker if I can just scan all the pages as TIFF images for now and
>worry about passing it through OCR software at a later date!
>It would also be nice if said software was a) free :) and b) able to
>automatically recurse through a directory tree (or at least run from the
>command line without user input so that I can script that)
Distributed Proofers seems to prefer Abbey Finereader, but it also costs
money. It apparently does very well with images that others choke on.
Received on Fri Sep 12 2003 - 11:34:00 BST

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