[Spambayes] Windows compatibility - OCR [was: Unwanted stock solicitations]

Luigi Pugnetti pl at symbolic.it
Sat Nov 4 09:52:36 CET 2006

On Sat, 2006-11-04 at 00:17 +0100, Vibe Grevsen wrote:
> Hi friends,
> OCR code's now been tweaked and tested to work in both WinXP and
> Win9x.
> This should work in unix as well.
> Here is a summary:
> 1. Put ocrad 0.16 in the path

As a note, for Windows you need a copy of ocrad with skip patch that
opens pnm files in binary mode otherwise ocrad will fail on a lot of
Have you tried other ocr programs?
I tried gocr and I think that its result are somewhat better but version
0.41 + pgm patch almost hangs (read it takes a _very_ long time to
complete and uses all the available cpu) with some images, version 0.40
crashes on some other different kind of images.
For Linux the latter result is somewhat better that the former (you get
no tokens from the image but no other harm) but on Windows you get the
Dr. Watson report windows that block the process (of course I may
disable it but it's a system/user configuration).

Luigi Pugnetti

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