Re: OCR Greek texts

From: Michael Luper (
Date: Mon Sep 14 1998 - 10:55:30 EDT

I use Omni Page Pro and it allows for OCR in a variety of different
languages. You simply indicate which language you would like recognized when
you install the program. I have not tried scanning in Greek text, however,
since I usually just copy and paste from Bible software I use.

Michael Luper
Asst. Professor of New Testament
Emmanuel College
P.O. Box 129
Franklin Springs, GA 30639
Phone: 706-245-7226; FAX: 706-245-4424

Steven Cox wrote in message 3229@b-greek...
>Can anyone help with this?
>I am told that there is Greek OCR software out there,
>and I'd bet someone on this list knows how...
>>I received this via another list to which I subscribe which has to do with
>>teachers who work with children who have special eductional needs. Do any
>>of you technical wizards have any ideas?
>>>Dear All,
>>>I have come across a small charity which is reproducing into Braille
>>>children's books and Bibles in some of the more obscure Asian
>>>Languages for the large number of blind people in that continent.
>>>At present their OCR software does not recognise non-Roman characters
>>>so they have to copy-type in all the text from the original books,
>>>have them extensively checked for errors, then they can send the
>>>text to Braille on the Swedish Braillo machines which print out the
>>>Braille. I am sure that modern technology must be able to come up with
>>>something better than this. Does anyone have any information? How
>>>do people scan in Greek texts for example (or don't they?).
>>>The Company has the fonts for these scripts and each character has
>>>an equivalent on the standard keyboard (they just use a code to tell
>>>them which key to press.)
>>>I should be most interested if anyone can offer a solution (preferably

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