Java OCR is a suite of pure java libraries for image processing and character recognition. Small memory footprint and lack of external dependencies makes it suitable for android development. Provides modular structure for easier deployment
- Cross Platform
- 100% Java
- Graphical User Interface
- suitable for android
Does it support Arabic ?
Not really able to rate right now... Want to save you a couple of hours : I downloaded the archive and here is what I needed to do : - to compile the test project you will need ant : from the root of your uncompressed folder type "ant run" to run the GUI allowing you to test the library (I guess you can also open the project in netbeans and run it from there) - what will interest you in the first place is the Mean Square OCR Recognizer tab of the Gui. It takes a training image along with its char range and the image you want to compute - the training image is an image with characters organized in the same order as the ASCII table, the start char is the first character of the ascii table in the training image and the End char is the last character of the ascii table in the training image - you will find training images and target images under ocrTests. Start with digits : training image Digits and target digits or shuffledDigits. It works. - ascii and hplj examples does not work. Using the character extractor tab(which seems to be meant to help you creating training images) I found out that the character " is recognised as two characters ' so the range ! to ~ becomes to short and an error occures when trying to use the training image (You can sometimes have more information about errors by looking in the console where you launched the ant command)
Very bad documentation.
1. I tried with already available code on sourceforge but had problem with TrainingImage objects. Later i downloaded the source code and compiled them to run example OCRScannerDemo to get the follwing error: java.io.IOException: Expected to decode 94 characters but actually decoded 95 characters in training: ./ascii.png at net.sourceforge.javaocr.ocrPlugins.mseOCR.TrainingImageLoader.load(TrainingImageLoader.java:91) at net.sourceforge.javaocr.ocrPlugins.mseOCR.TrainingImageLoader.load(TrainingImageLoader.java:72) at net.sourceforge.javaocr.ocrPlugins.OCRDemo.OCRScannerDemo.loadTrainingImages(OCRScannerDemo.java:63) at net.sourceforge.javaocr.ocrPlugins.OCRDemo.OCRScannerDemo.main(OCRScannerDemo.java:163) After this i lost hope on this package. Any help would be appriciated. 2. Can we really use this library for android development as it uses AWT and ImageIO?
no one seems to care about this project. no doc, no examples