RE: Is there OCR for Linux ?
Greek characters can be represented by an equivalent ASCII character
(alpha -> a, beta -> b, etc.). You'd need a specialized parser, but no need
to translate the text into another language. The OCR program should of
course be capable of generating UNICode, as Greek characters are not part of
the ASCII set.
Murphy was wrong, things that can't go wrong will anyway
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric G . Miller [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 11:52
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Is there OCR for Linux ?
> On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 10:30:47AM +0200,
> email@example.com 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
> According to MegaHAL:
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