OCR'ing old manuals

From: Gene Buckle <geneb_at_deltasoft.com>
Date: Fri Sep 12 12:05:13 2003

> >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.
It's actually called Abbyy Finereader. It's amazingly good at what it
does, but it does cost.

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