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Tools for OCR. Optical character recognition (OCR) allows extracting textual content from images. It is mainly used for document numerization, to transcribe letters, handwritten or not.

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OCR - Character Recognition

Character Recognition

dCode does no allow to make character recognition from a file. However, here is a list of online tools that could help.

Tools for OCR. Optical character recognition (OCR) allows extracting textual content from images. It is mainly used for document numerization, to transcribe letters, handwritten or not.

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What are the best Free Online OCR?

Free-OCR.com here (link) : online, free and fast, limited to 6Mo.

I2OCR here (link) : online, fast and free limited to 200dpi and 10Mo

Free Online OCR here (link) : online, free, a bit slow

DevTools360 here (link) : online, many languages

New OCR here (link) : online, fast, free, with a crop selection.

Online OCR here (link) : online, free, limited to 4Mo.

Google Docs here (link) : require a Google Account, by opening an image or a PDF in Docs.

What are the best Free OCR Softwares?

GOCR here (link) : open-source, software for Windows or Linux.

Tesseract here (link) : open-source block used in Google Docs.

What are the best Commercial OCR Softwares?

OmniPage here (link) : maybe the most advance software, but very expensive

Abbyy FineReader here (link) : another advanced software, a bit cheaper.

How to recognize a font used in a picture?

To identify a specific font used in a document, an image or a PDF, here is a bunch of websites:

What Font Is here (link) : free, images < 1.8 Mo and 80000 font library.

Identifont here (link) : free, developed by MIT.

What The Font here (link) : free, online, images < 2 Mo.

Example: dCode uses Courier font

How to recognize handwritten text?

Today (2016) there are no reliable handwriting recognition software.

It is nevertheless possible to make live recognition of handwritten characters (ie: writing with a connected pen)

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