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#10 International support and a couple of tiff options...

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2007-01-02
2007-01-02
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Tesseract need three features:
1. support for international characters
2. support for multipage tiff images
3. support for compressed tiff images

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    > 1. support for international characters
    That requires additional training and prototypes - I believe Ray Smith is working on releasing that at some point. This will also allow tess to recognize other languages.

    > 2. support for multipage tiff images
    That's not hard .. I think this and support for other image formats will come soon.

    > 3. support for compressed tiff images
    That is going to be a BIG issue because libtiff doesn't ship with LZW support because of
    the Unisys patent (also why GIF encoding has been removed from ALL GNU apps!). Unless you want to personally build that in, don't look for support anytime soon (until the patent
    expires, that is :-)

    Cheers,
    Fil

     
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    Yes, international support is necessary for wide spread of the product.

     
  • sosonok
    sosonok
    2007-07-16

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    I'd like international support too. Otherwise, tess is not very useful here ;)