Terry D. Cudney
terry.cudney at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 17:05:41 EST 2006
Hello Chuck and everyone on the list,
The gocr and a couple of other packages for ocr under linux are not very accurate.
However, there is a very good package from Vividata for ocr under linux. If you are interested, the info and software are available on:
in two files called xtrclilite*.
This is a commercial package from Vividata. They have very kindly provided a few of us in the speakup community license keys at no charge while they are determining a method a fair pricing for blind users.
You will need the sane package installed and working with your scanner. Check out the package on linux-speakup.org. If you are interested in this ocr software, please contact me and I will see if Vividata will still provide license keys for us.
> There is scanner support in Linux with a couple of Debian packages, but
> I am not sure it is as accurate as the stuff for Windows yet. Scanners
> are supported with a package called "sane" (scanners are now easy) that
> gives you a command line application called "scanimage". Then the OCR
> part is done with a package called "gocr" (you install both gocr and
> gocr-doc) and that too is a command line program. So, they work, but I
> am not sure how well.
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 10:04:01AM -0700, Ned wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I installed debian with speakup in my classroom successfully after going through the process once with my instructor. It went so smoothly to the point of being incredible; I mean that was the first ever OS I have ever installed on my own.
> > Now, you guess, I want to do the same thing here at home on my own machine, and that's where my questions start:
> > I have XP Pro on my 40-gig hd which is not partitioned, and I decided to buy one more hd on which I want to install Linux. That 2nd hd would be a slave, so how do I tell the debian to install itself onto that hd and to boot up from it? Is this the best solution? I could get rid of everything that is on the current hd and install Linux only, but in that case, will linux support scanner on which I depend so much?
> > I need to get this done asap!
> > Bytheway, is there anybody willing to sell a hardware dec talk synth?
> > Many thanks in advance!
> > Ned
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