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xsane - ocr

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xsane - ocr


Post by beckwith » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:16 am

This is crazy:
xsane has an option for ocr, but the icon does not appear.
I've set the ocr to "gocr".
I want to scan a document in German (i.e. it has umlauts ('""')
on some words and the Etzett character (look like a BETA)
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Re: xsane - ocr


Post by Utopia » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:50 am

Haven't done this in a long time but I think I did it as a two step process. First scan, then OCR.
Tesseract has a reputation of being very accurate, you have to install both the app and the German language data.
Nothing is worse than getting a lot of gibberish, I have some scanned and OCR treated reference books that are useless. Very difficult to fix afterward.
The tips of how to improve the quality of the output are very good.

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