Yes, thank you, Carol!
To clarify: The documents are English language with mostly simple fonts.
There is some handwritten text in the more recent issues of this
publication, but we're working from the 1940's forward, so we can come up
with another solution for the handwriten stuff down the line, I think. We
primarily need to get this off the ground first to prove the concept
On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 10:56 AM, Carol Kassel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Rachel,
> I assume you're talking about OCR for English language texts with simple
> fonts. :-)
> If so, we've been using Tesseract with good results. It's open source.
> Good luck!
> Best wishes,
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 10:51 AM, Rachel Gravel <[log in to unmask]>
> > Greetings,
> > Might anyone have some recommendations on good OCR software that is
> > relatively cheap or free? We're looking to OCR some files for a digital
> > collection (platform still to be determined...) and wonder if there's a
> > more robust tool than Acrobat Pro that won't cost an arm and a leg.
> > Many thanks in advance for your expertise!
> > Cheers,
> > Rachel
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