phpOCR now works with register_globals=Off in php.ini and has some new documentation about how to create templates for specific font.
phpOCR now is much more user friendly and more documented.
It has new features such as image source specification by URL, xml output format and more.
By default it works with small png and jpg images. Gif support though gif2png is also supported. Font library file is for NUMBERS ONLY. If you wish you can customize/extend the font library by editing char_inc.php.