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Hidden Linux: OCR Secrets

Nov 11, 2007, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Optical Character Recognition (OCR) isn't something I use much, but it's one of those nice-to-have tools to keep filed away in case you need it. Just such an occasion presented itself this week when someone gave me five pages of printed text which they wanted to edit and update, but for which they no longer had the source file. The options were simple; either sit down and laboriously re-type five dense pages, or OCR it. You can guess what I chose.

"There are a number of OCR packages available for Linux..."

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