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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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OCR - Character Recognition

Character Recognition

dCode does not allow (yet) to make character recognition from a file. However, here is a list of online tools that could help.

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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.

— Gorilla PDF here (link) online, free, limited to 50Mo, generate a PDF file.

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?

To our knowledge, there are no reliable handwriting recognition software, without a supervised learning process.

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

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