SV: Scanning of devanagari

Lars Martin Fosse lmfosse at ONLINE.NO
Sun Oct 6 20:23:50 UTC 2002

Thanks Richard!

I have tried using I.R.I.S. which came with my Hewlett-Packard
all-in-one, but apparently successful scanning partly depends upon a
wordlist in the scanning program which is able to recognize context.

I.R.I.S can scan Chinese and Japanese, but apparently no South-Asian

Lars Martin

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> Richard Mahoney
> Sendt: 6. oktober 2002 21:35
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> Emne: Re: Scanning of devanagari
> Dear Lars,
> On Sun, Oct 06, 2002 at 04:56:02PM +0200, Lars Martin Fosse wrote:
> > Are any of you familiar with scanning software that handles 
> devanagari 
> > (or for that matter other Indic scripts).
> I am not sure if it can be trained to recognise Devanagari, 
> but Clara OCR is certainly worth considering.
> While Clara is developed on 32-bit Intel running GNU/Linux, I 
> can run it on FreeBSD 4.7-RC. Apparently it has been ported 
> to OS/2 and MS-Windows. Details are available from:



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