[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] OCR?

Lucian Branescu lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 05:11:40 EDT 2009

Abbyy could distribute the free version of their software with a
license that allows it to be redistributed with Sugar, or more
precisely whatever activity uses it. But that would allow people to
make full-featured clones of Abbyy's software, so I doubt it.

2009/8/28 Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com>:
> 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
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