[Tutor] Re: jpg to doc conversion

Abel Daniel abli at freemail.hu
Wed Nov 5 14:45:41 EST 2003

Shobhan Challa writes:
> Im new to python, I have an idea about converting jpg/jpeg image files
> into doc files. The jpg files contain text and the text should be
> converted into doc format.
> Im looking for ideas about how to go about it. Does anyone has any idea of
> any Open Source application which can do this..??
The problem is that jpeg files are pictures, and they don't contain
the text itself, but an image of the text. Turning that back into the
text is awfully hard.  You should be looking for OCR (optical
character recognition) software.  Try googling for "ocr gpl" or
something like that.

Abel Daniel

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