Re: Is there OCR for Linux ?
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- Subject: Re: Is there OCR for Linux ?
- From: "Eric G . Miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 02:51:54 -0700
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On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 10:30:47AM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Hi all, I have this (hard) problem:
> ancient greek (on paper!) ------> ASCII ------->
> braille for blind people
> Then my question: There is an OCR software for Linux that recognize
> the old greek chars ? Please help me! Thanks.
Well, a quick search of freshmeat showed at least 3 OCR programs in
development stages, but none had a stable release.
However, I don't see how you get from ancient Greek to ASCII without
actually translating the text. Perhaps you already have a program to do
that? Definitely worthy, if somewhat specialized. Hmm, that'd be a
good candidate for a government grant program (to write the free
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