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Questions tagged [ocr]

Optical Character Recognition, the process of converting printed or handwritten text or images of text into digitally encoded text on a computer (so that, for example, it can be reproduced, machine-translated, reformatted, edited, distributed, used as input to software such as text-to-speech and so on)

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How can I run MODI on Bionic

I am a big fan of the free but now ancient tool called Microsoft Office Document Imaging ("MODI"). But I have not been able to get it to work in Wine. To date my only recourse has been running ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 error install tesseract

I've installed Ubuntu 18.04. I've installed tesseract using sudo apt-get install tesseract-ocr When I type: tesseract -v I had an error: tesseract: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/...
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Copy+Paste from Screenshot [duplicate]

I receive a lot of screenshots during my daily work. Most of them contain numbers which I need to copy+paste. Is there a magic way to copy+paste numbers from images? I use thunderbird and firefox ...
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gimage reader OCR

I have recently installed gimage reader OCR. It is not obvious how to use it. I have not yet worked out how to get an editable text file. My aim is to get a libreoffice file to edit and save. Thanks ...
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Fonts supported by Paps(text to pdf conversion)

I'm using paps package to convert a lot of text files to pdf with different fonts for each(Automated using python). The problem with paps is that it doesn't yield an error when the specified font isn'...
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Tesseract not recognizing multiple languages

I installed tesseract-ocr-all I want to convert a document in greek and english tesseract input.tif output -l ell Gives me a document in the greek language with no english. Not using that command ...
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How to create high fidelity PDFs with copyable text from scans?

Some companies provide software for Windows with their scanners* that can create PDFs from scanned pages which look exactly like the scanned material (as if it were just full-page images) but the text ...
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How can I get Tesseract OCR to recognise the large digits of an electricity meter?

I want to use an OCR program on an RPi to recognise the digits from a photo of my electricity meter. The digits are large and are very obvious to me, but Tesseract appears unable to recognise them at ...
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Extract text from image

I am looking for software that recognizes text within images. I tried out all of the tools mentioned here (gocr, fuzzyocr, libhocr0, ocrad, ocrfeeder, ocropus, tesseract-ocr, cuneiform). My input was ...
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Conversion images pdf to text

I have a 500page pdf scan of a 15th century book. I wish to convert it into a single txt file of any format so as to be able to work on it and/or export it to epub. Calibre is unable to process it. ...
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Why is OCR-Text recognized with whitespaces after every char?

I'm trying to get all my documents scanned and throw away those nasty papers. To simplify this process I recently bought a Brother ADS-2100e scanner. I thought this scanner could create OCR-PDF on USB-...
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pytesseract not working [closed]

Python 2.7.13 (v2.7.13:a06454b1afa1, Dec 17 2016, 20:42:59) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information. >>> from PIL import Image >...
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How can I use OCR on a partial screen capture to get text?

When I was still using Windows I loved using the capture2text OCR program to grab Japanese kanji from manga and dump them into jisho.org, and was wondering how I could get the same functionality on ...
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How do I install a new language pack for Tesseract on 16.04

Just installed gscan2pdf v1.3.9 as well as Tesseract. As for the latter, first it appeared at the bottom of my Installed Software list, but now it seems to be gone, although still working (I think). ...
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Convert hand written data log to excel [closed]

I have to enter loads of hand written data into excel and I was wondering if there is an easier way of doing it than typing all the data into the excel manually. Any suggestions?
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Why ocrodjvu's engine not found?

I run unsuccessfully in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, trying to have better OCR of a DjVU document ocrodjvu --in-place document.djvu but get ocrodjvu: error: OCR engine (tesseract) was not found. I found out ...
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Ocr can't recognize a specific image [closed]

I am seeking to make these images , (8,0) recognized by an Ocr I am using tesseract but i don't mind if another Ocr make it
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OCR-Software sought

What is recommended commercially free usable OCR-Software? It should be accessible via Python or a Python library. And it should run under Linux. The one I came across myself is tesseract. Are there ...
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OCRopus installing problem

I'm working on a project and need to use OCRopus, I tried to install it on windows but failed, so I moved to Ubuntu. I'm not a nerdy when it comes to Ubuntu, so I'm stuck now. I have installed python ...
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ocrfeeder doesn't detect anything

When I try to detect text on my jpeg, it shows correctly all areas where it suspects text and images, but when I export it to ODT it only creates an odt woth empty text- and imageframes. Do I have to ...
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Use xsane as OCR without scanner

When I start xsane, It exits with the message no decvice accessible. But I would like to use it just as OCR tool. How can I suppress the device search?
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OCR for TAN list (online banking)

I have a TAN list on paper for online banking that looks like this: 001 123456 015 123456 029 123456 043 123456 ... 002 123456 ... ... I scaned it and now I want to use OCR to get the text. I ...
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How I prevent hocr2pdf to use a large font from tesseract generated .hocr file?

Tesseract now creates an .hocr file rather than an .html file for ocr output, but this is not exactly what is at issue here. When hocr2pdf uses this output it uses a large text size with small ...
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How to turn a pdf into a text searchable pdf?

I have a number of scanned documents in pdf and I want to be able to search them. How can I do that? Essentially I have to OCR the pdf and then blend the extracted text back into a new pdf. I have ...
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Is it a good idea to try to compile tesseract 3.02 on ubuntu 14.04?

I have ubuntu 14.04 on my notebook, and i am going to work with tesseract by compiling it for some computer science related research. Am i on a good path? Svn of tesseract provides only 3.02 as i ...
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Why are no OCR engines working in Gscan2pdf after upgrading to 14.04?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, but the OCR in gscan2pdf stopped working. I am using the latest gscan2pdf (1.2.4) with both Tesseract and Cuneiform available. When loading pdf documents in ...
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scan receipts with a GUI

I'm new to ubuntu, and I'm trying to find an application to scan my receipts in order to create an expense report. Is there any software available? Any help is greatly appreciated. thanks
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Install GimageReader in Kubuntu - my last step of getting rid of Windows

Hope all are doing well. I have been Windows-free for almost two weeks now. And I am not even using Wine, to use Windows software. Initially I installed Ubuntu, then I shifted to Kubuntu [I like the ...
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Help with Canon CanoScan LiDE scanned PDF Documents

I have just started working with Ubuntu for the last 10 days, with the intention to stop using Windows permanently. So far it has been awesome. I have replaced almost all my Microsoft applications ...
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Tesseract OCR Engine on ubuntu how to

I've installed tesseract-ocr. I was looking at the manual, but i can't see an option that i can define an image bounds (X,Y,W,H) Can someone help about it , or am asking in a wrong place ?
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Is there a good OCR-readable font

As part of my backups, I would like to be able to print and later re-scan a Base64-encoded copy of my private key. Unfortunately, neither gocr nor tesseract seems to be able to properly read any font ...
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ASCII art generator with OCR

What program can turn an image into ASCII-art, but also replace any text with the actual text with OCR. For example, for converting a comic to ASCII art.
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How to improve tesseract performance?

By all accounts, tesseract is superb. However, my results are dismal. I need to convert (digital, as opposed to from a book) text that I only have as a png. For instance: 2 3 academics 1 1711 2 ...
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Alternative to Paperwork

I am looking for an alternative to the program Paperwork as it is rather complicated to install under Ubuntu. I am specifically interested in finding a way to read dates, prices and other details from ...
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pdfsandwich - how to not change page colour

I am using pdfsandwich but it changes the colour of the pages from colour to black and white. Since I have a document with many coloured pictures how can I avoid it?
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Cannot Scan from Gscan2PDF on 13.10 or OCR with Tesseract

I am having a little bit of trouble with one of my favourite pieces of open source software. I had installed Gscan2PDF (1.0.4) from the Software Centre on my 13.10 64bit machine (clean install from 13....
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TV channel Identification using Linux C Programming

I need to develop an application which will identify the channel name which is currently running in the Television. I am using Easy CaP Video capturing device to take the video in from the dth set top ...
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Optical character recognition for LibreOffice

I have a paper document. There are more pages containing a table with 3 columns (current number, name and a grade). I scanned it and got 16 jpeg documents. Each jpeg is a scanned page. Now, I need ...
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“sh: 1: cannot open /tmp/pdfsandwich4e375e.html: No such file” when using pdfsandwitch [closed]

I tried to add a textlayer to some pdf files in order to make them searchable. This technique is explained in the german Ubuntu wiki: http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/pdfsandwich . After installing ...
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Abbyy fine reader like application for Ubuntu 13.04

I have a lot of images and what I want to do is to scan those images and get output in ms word file that can be edited later. For Windows, I have Abbyy fine reader. But I don't want to go back to ...
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Conversion of tiff image in Python script - OCR using Tesseract

I want to convert a tiff image file to text document. My code works as I expected to convert tiff images with usual font, but it's not working for French script font. My tiff image file contains text. ...
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How can instantaneously extract text from a screen area using OCR tools?

In Ubuntu 12.10, if I type gnome-screenshot -a | tesseract output it returns: ** Message: Unable to use GNOME Shell's builtin screenshot interface, resorting to fallback X11. How can I select a ...
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How to wildcard tesseract?

I want tesseract to convert all the files of a folder. I do not want to merge the files in any way as I am having trouble with programs like hocr2pdf and pdfbeads merging more than one file at a time. ...
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pdfbeads will only output a single page

Following the instructions from this page I take a djvu document, check it for any sign of corruption by opening it in djvulibre and it checks out fine. Copy it to my testing folder and rename it ...
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batch tesseract conversion

I am trying to OCR a book using tesseract however I do not want to type each individual page as it is a book near 1000 pages. How would I accomplish this I tried tesseract *.tif * which gives me this ...
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converting djvu to pdf trouble with this OCR preserving code

I want to convert djvu to pdf while preserving OCR. This page describes how to do so, but I am getting a blank html file. In /home/steven/Documents/djvu2pdf/1/, djvu2hocr -p 1 Intro.djvu gives me: ...
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How do I produce a multi-page sandwich pdf with hocr2pdf?

I used tesseract to produce the special html to use with hocr2pdf starting from a muti-page tif. I tried using hoc2pdf to produce a "sandwich pdf" (image + hidden text layer). Hocr2pdf produces a ...
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document management private users

i am searching for a document management system that supports: can bulk scan documents automatic OCR of scanned documents data storage on my local HD / external server of my choice automatic backups ...
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How do I edit text in a scanned .jpeg?

I need to upload a scanned image as a PDF document. After scanning the document, I have a .jpeg with small text that I want to edit before converting to PDF for the upload. I have never done this ...
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Adding OCR info to a PDF

I have a good quality scan of a document; such scan is in pdf format. How can I add ocr information to the pdf, so that it becomes searchable? By searchable I mean that the goal is that when viewing ...