[Pythonmac-SIG] Python OCR on the Mac?

Paul Berkowitz berkowit at silcom.com
Fri Oct 21 02:55:48 CEST 2005

On 10/20/05 5:08 PM, "Bill Janssen" <janssen at parc.com> wrote:

> Hi.  I'm looking for a way of doing OCR from Python on a Mac,
> preferably without paying for anything in particular.
> In Windows, if you have Office installed, there's an included ActiveX
> OCR component you can access nicely from Python to OCR page images.
> I'm wondering if I can do something similar from Python on the Mac if
> I have Office 2004 installed?  Or is there another package easily
> accessible from Python that might already be there?

There's no ActiveX on the Mac, and no OCR in Office Mac. (Apparently ActiveX
is now open source, so presumably someone could port it. I don't know that
it would be welcomed. though...)

Paul Berkowitz

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