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Hidden Linux: OCR Secrets

“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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