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OCR - Character Recognition

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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Character Recognition

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

Free Online OCR

Free-OCR.com http://www.free-ocr.com/ : online, free and fast, limited to 6Mo.
I2OCR http://www.i2ocr.com/ : online, fast and free limited to 200dpi and 10Mo
Free Online OCR http://free-online-ocr.com/ : online, free, a bit slow
New OCR http://www.newocr.com/ : online, fast, free, with a crop selection.
Online OCR http://www.onlineocr.net/ : online, free, limited to 4Mo.
Google Docs http://docs.google.com/ : require a Google Account, by opening an image or a PDF in Docs.

Free OCR Softwares

GOCR http://jocr.sourceforge.net/ : open-source, software for Windows or Linux.
Tesseract https://github.com/tesseract-ocr : open-source block used in Google Docs.

Commercial OCR Softwares

OmniPage http://www.nuance.fr/for-individuals/by-product/omnipage/index.htm : maybe the most advance software, but very expensive
Abbyy FineReader http://finereader.abbyy.com/ : another advanced software, a bit cheaper.

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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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 [] : free, images < 1.8 Mo and 80000 font library.

Identifont [] : free, developed by MIT.

What The Font [] : 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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