I am pleased to announce the release of GNU Ocrad 0.27.
GNU Ocrad is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program and library
based on a feature extraction method. It reads images in pbm (bitmap),
pgm (greyscale) or ppm (color) formats and produces text in byte (8-bit)
or UTF-8 formats.
Ocrad includes a layout analyser able to separate the columns or blocks
of text normally found on printed pages.
Ocrad can be used as a stand-alone console application, or as a backend
to other programs.
The homepage is at http://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad/ocrad.html
The sources can be downloaded from http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/ocrad/
http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/ocrad/ or from your favorite
The sha256sum is:
This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by
appending '.sig' to the URL. If the 'gpg --verify' command fails because
you don't have the required public key, then run this command to import it:
gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 8FE99503132D7742
Key fingerprint = 1D41 C14B 272A 2219 A739 FA4F 8FE9 9503 132D 7742
Changes in version 0.27:
* This is a maintenance release.
* A GCC warning about catching std::bad_alloc by value has been
fixed. (Thanks to Mohammad Akhlaghi).
* Errors are now also checked when closing the input file.
* The configure script now accepts appending options to CXXFLAGS
using the syntax 'CXXFLAGS+=OPTIONS'.
Please send bug reports and suggestions to bug-oc...@gnu.org
Antonio Diaz, GNU Ocrad author and maintainer.
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