Software for Scanners
My bro just picked up a scanner and the bundled software didn't include anything for converting a picture of scanned text into a usable text file (for editing and such). I remember doing just that at my last job (several years ago). I think it's called OCX software, but I can't find anything on the 'net to help him out with.
Anyone know what I'm talking about or better yet, know where to grab some software for doing this?
Try Google for OCR
Thats Optical Character Recognition.
Optcal Charactor Recognition or OCR has been around for years but only in the past few gotten a decent for the home market.
It came with my super chaep Windoze scanner. Just need to find one with Linux suport. Does it say on the box? If it doesn't just return it and look for one that does instead of trying to make one that wasn't intended to run OCR on Linux work.
D'oh! OCR, not OCX. :oops:
Thanks, guys. That should improve my search results significantly!
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