Socrates-and-An Easier OCR?

Steve Holmes steve at
Fri Sep 16 07:12:21 EDT 2011

Is it posible to use a TWAIN style scanner with Linux? I know SANE has
been prefered but I baught a Epson scanner recently and I then
discovered that it is a TWAIN instead.  Do I have any Linux options
for this scanner? I use it with DocuScan on Windows from Serotek.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 10:07:06AM +0200, Willem van der Walt wrote:
> Hi Hart,
> The kies package I have released has a set of scripts like you describe.
> It is called kies_p2t for kies_paper to text.
> It supports multiple OCR engines.
> Tesseract is good and cuneiform IMHO is the best, also allowing for
> decolumnization.
> For 140 euro, one can buy abbyyfinereader, a good commercial engine.
> You can get kies from:
> HTH, Willem
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2011, Hart Larry wrote:
> >Well, I would have asked this on Blinux list, but since Kirk ha
> >developed an OCR engine, I am asking here.  I am on the verge of
> >having my scanner working, finally.  I really don't know which of
> >the scanning engines, gocr, tesarac, or any others, have the best
> >results?  But as important for me, which one, including any
> >helpful scripts will make the process simpler?  When I was in
> >windows using OpenBook, it was as simple as hitting a space bar to
> >scan.
> >When I looked in google, I noticed some1 who was updating
> >cunaform, also a script called zenity, also, speedy_ocr.  Maybe
> >these are not exact spellings or punctuation, but I suppose some
> >of you know what I am looking for?
> >As far as Socrates, I can still find commands which maybe did grab
> >it in the past, but where if anywhere is their a straight
> >download, which would work in Debian 2.632?
> >Also, if there are repos I should include, please
> >inform--and-thanks so much in advance
> >Hart
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