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Subject: Re: OCR and the old script
From: Michael Everson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:GAELIC Language Bulletin Board <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 22 Jul 2003 09:59:37 +0100

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At 13:32 +1000 2003-07-22, Sean O Seaghdha wrote:
>I'm trying to find out if anyone has successfully trained OCR software to
>recognize the old script, by which I mean the Gaelic type that was used
>into the 20th century.  There are a couple of potential Project Gutenberg
>texts printed in this type and it would sensible not to 'reinvent the
>wheel'.  At this stage I don't know what software is available, but it
>might be possible and worthwhile to switch to software that has already
>been trained.

I've never heard of any. "Teachable" OCR software is rather a lot
more expensive that "ordinary" OCR software, I suspect.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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