[FoRK] Strange request

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Tue Feb 8 17:39:36 PST 2005


Abbyy is the best OCR software available (or was 18 months ago) and 
they've had PDF->OCR->Word/whatever for a while.
The sell the ABBYY PDF Transformer by itself for $49.99.  I have the 
full package which I use occasionally.
I like these guys because they also have a Linux server development product.
You have to go elsewhere if you want good Arabic or Asian OCR, but they 
are probably the best for Russian, English, and all European languages.

http://www.abbyy.com/

Note that J2 (formerly Jfax) has a fax->OCR capability that I think uses 
ABBYY.

sdw

James Walker wrote:

>Forksters, I need some help.  I have several PDF files here which I
>cannot "cut" the text out of despite having the full Acrobat software.
>I think they may have been created as images of a printed page.
>
>They are contract docs, and I really don't want one of the girls having
>to type out 200 pages of text.  Is there anything online that could
>convert these PDF files or a program I could "rip" the text out of them.
>
>Sorry for this, but figures you guys might know.
>
>James
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