Scan text without ocr ?

  john-232317 13:49 23 Jul 2003

Is it possible to scan text docs to word without running ocr, cos i want to run them through translater program, spanish to english, and the ocr is a nightmare on it.
win98 HP scanjet 5p.

  stlucia 14:20 23 Jul 2003

No, you have to run an OCR program to convert the scanned picture into text before you can put it into word or feed it into a translator.

  Diemmess 15:17 23 Jul 2003

Sorry you are stuck until you have an accurate document from OCR.

If you only want to understand the average document in your native language, the cheap bundled program which came with your scanner might be enough, but for a rally accurate conversion you need a deaper dip in your pocket for good OCR software first. The translating will utterly depend on this.

  DieSse 17:18 23 Jul 2003

You must have the Spanish recognition module installed in the OCR, or it won't recognise accented characters correctly, thus adding to the problems.

  john-232317 22:23 23 Jul 2003

Thanks for the info guys you have hit the problem right on the head. looks like a typing into translator jobby. thanks.

  [email protected] 23:26 23 Jul 2003

Use a different/better OCR programme first then cut & paste.

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