Ocrad - The GNU OCR

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Introduction

GNU Ocrad is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program based on a feature extraction method. It reads images in pbm (bitmap), pgm (greyscale) or ppm (color) formats and produces text in byte (8-bit) or UTF-8 formats.

Also includes a layout analyser able to separate the columns or blocks of text normally found on printed pages.

Ocrad can be used as a stand-alone console application, or as a backend to other programs.

Documentation

The manual is available in the info system of the GNU Operating System. Use info to access the top level info page. Use info ocrad to access the ocrad section directly.

An online manual for ocrad can be found here.

Download

The latest released version of GNU Ocrad can be found at http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/ocrad/ or in the subdirectory /gnu/ocrad/ on your favorite GNU mirror. For other ways to obtain ocrad, please read How to get GNU Software. The latest released version will be the most recent version available at http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ocrad/.

Old versions and testing versions can be found at http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/ocrad/.

How to Get Help

For general discussion of bugs in ocrad the mailing list bug-ocrad@gnu.org is the most appropriate forum. Please send messages as plain text. Please do not send messages encoded as HTML nor encoded as base64 MIME nor included as multiple formats. Please include a descriptive subject line. If all of the subject are "bug in ocrad" it is impossible to differentiate them.

An archive of the bug report mailing list is available at http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-ocrad.

How to Help

To contact the author, either to report a bug or to contribute fixes or improvements, send mail to bug-ocrad@gnu.org. Please send messages as plain text. If posting patches they should be in unified diff format against the latest version. They should include a text description.

See also the ocrad project page at Savannah.

Licensing

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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Updated: $Date: 2013/06/25 15:44:29 $ $Author: antonio $