OCRing a non-standard font
August 26, 2014 3:31 PM Subscribe
I have a dead-tree book that I want to use OCR software on, but it has a strange font
. My attempts so far have not been very successful.
posted by Solomon to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've used FreeOCR but the result is gibberish. In case it's relevant, I'm using a Win7 system and a Canon MP495 scanner. I can do the formatting side of things myself. I just need the raw text.
Is there some way to "train" the OCR software to recognise the font? Or maybe some better software? Or any other ideas?