Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 16:31:16 EDT 2009

I was at a presentation last week of Abbyy OCR software, which works
on pictures taken by mobile phone cameras in more than 100 languages.
The company wants to give away software (though not source code) in
was that will get the company good publicity. So we are talking about
using their software with the XO camera to read signs or full pages in
books. Also whether we can add languages.

This would mean making the OCR engine a separate download, the way we
handle Adobe Flash.

So is this likely to be worth the effort?

Is there a Free Software OCR engine of adequate quality?

Any other questions?

Edward Mokurai Cherlin
Silent Thunder (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) is my name, and
Children are
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