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Chapter 16. Graphics and Art (Just Call ... > Optical Character Recognition

Optical Character Recognition

Before I wrap up this discussion of Kooka, let me tell you about one other very cool thing the program does. Say you have an old document page that you want to transcribe. The obvious first choice is to sit it in front of you, open up a word processor, and start typing. Your second option is to pop that page on your scanner, use Kooka to scan it, then run it through OCR.

Here's how you do it. Because most people won't be using OCR, most distributions don't install the supporting software by default. Visit jocr.sourceforge.net (that is not a typo) or check your distribution CDs for a package called gocr and install it. Kooka uses it to do OCR.


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