OCR librarys

Josef Meile jmeile at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 12 21:11:58 CEST 2005

Hi Timothy,

first at all, sorry if you receive this message twice, but I sent a
message five hours ago and I don't see it on

Now at least the OP will receive it since I included it in a CC.

This thread may give you an start:

It mentioned how to call simpleocr, which according to the website:

it is Royalty Free. I haven't tried it, so, I can say how accurate it


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.

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