andrewlylegould at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 11:33:01 PST 2009
On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 1:22 PM, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:08:55PM +0200, Reko Turja wrote:
> > >so what is the best commercial/shareware that can read a 10pt-font
> > >file? (( also, when i have time to get back into actually hacking,
> > >this [[turning imaged pdf into OCR'able ascii or 8859-1]] is giong
> > >to
> > >be a first target. any idea which team i should go with. gOCR
> > >looks
> > >best so far to me.
> > AABBYY Finereader - Omnipage haven't been able to catch it in several
> > years either feature or qualitywise. No idea if Finereader runs under
> > emulator though. If the file is already a PDF and 72 DPI with text as
> > graphics most of the damage has already been done, and it will be
> > extremely hard to OCR.
> well, damage is probably done. how can i check the resolution?
> i tried to increase it by creating huge ppm and tif files, but
> then that's really absurd since there can only be just so much
> data per image. i _could_ try xv and jpeg and smoothing image to
> refine, but too much hassle.
> (i used gocr -m 130 and "saw" the glyphs it (presumably) saw.
> seemed pretty much okay to my eyes. but then i'm not a computer
> program. [MAYBE :)]
> > -Reko
> Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service
> http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org
> The 2.23a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php
At one point in time, the Abby folks were offering a back-end that ran on
FreeBSD. I tried to get the free download; but it never happened. (They
misplaced my signed, faxed license agreement and I finally got tired of the
back-and-forth prerequisite communication.)
Abby also no longer supports Mac OS X. I use an old version and like it a
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