getting text from WinXP console

Ron radam2 at
Tue Mar 22 01:28:47 CET 2005

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 12:06:03 -0800, Jeff Shannon
<jeffshannon at> wrote:

>Actually, there's probably a second way -- capture the window image as 
>a bitmap, and then run OCR software on it.

There's also OCR aware clipboard software that can cut a selected area
from the screen, convert the graphic image to text and put it on the
clipboard.  They work fairly well.

Most of them aren't free.  But a shareware version with a limited
trial period might work just fine for this one purpose.


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