Performing OCR on a Franktur/Blackletter PDF and getting a searchable image PDF
April 28, 2012 3:17 PM Subscribe
I have Adobe Acrobat X Pro on Windows 7. Is there any free or inexpensive way to use OCR to create searchable image PDFs from image-only PDFs of texts written in German in Fraktur/Blackletter script?
posted by dhens to computers & internet (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have downloaded the Tesseract OCR engine
from Google; and while I have found a couple of GUIs for it, they all just produce plain text dumps. I want a program that will create a PDF with the original image as a layer as well as searchable text, which I can highlight/underline/comment as with a PDF created from applying OCR to something written in standard Latin script.
PS: I am aware of the ABBYY Historic OCR software
, which, besides being incredibly expensive, is also limited to a certain page limit.