I am pleased to announce the release of GNU Ocrad 0.29.
GNU Ocrad is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program and library
based on a feature extraction method. It reads images in png or pnm formats
and produces text in byte (8-bit) or UTF-8 formats.
Ocrad includes a layout analyser able to separate the columns and blocks of
text normally found on printed pages.
Ocrad can be used as a stand-alone console application, or as a backend to
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 GNU
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 0.29:
* Recognition of 'L' with right uptick has been improved.
* File diagnostics have been reformatted as 'PROGRAM: FILE: MESSAGE'.
* Diagnostics caused by invalid arguments to command-line options now
show the argument and the name of the option.
* The option '-o, --output' now creates missing intermediate directories
when writing to a file.
* The variable MAKEINFO has been added to configure and Makefile.in.
Please send bug reports and suggestions to bug-oc...@gnu.org
Antonio Diaz, GNU Ocrad author and maintainer.
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