OCR librarys

Timothy Smith timothy at open-networks.net
Tue Sep 13 00:27:02 CEST 2005

Larry Bates wrote:

>You need to specify a "platform" you will be running on.  I've had
>good experience with ExperVision's RTK toolkit on Windows.  It is not
>free, but it is very, very good.  Sometimes software is actually
>worth paying for ;-).
>Larry Bates
>Timothy Smith wrote:
>>i'm looking for ocr librarys with reasonably free licensing and the
>>ablity to use python with them. c library's that i can call from python
>>are acceptable.
>>so far all i have run into is voodoo and wild claims. i've tried gocr,
>>and it wasn't very impressive. i'm like to be able to ocr handwriting
>>but it's not a major requirment. anyone with any pointers or idea's i'm
>>all ears. i'd really not like to have to use somthing like imagemagick
>>and start from scratch.
i know it's worth paying for a good one. i built a system that read 
barcodes off images once and it used a paid for library.

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