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 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 GNU mirror.

The sha256sum is:
11200cc6b0b7ba16884a72dccb58ef694f7aa26cd2b2041e555580f064d2d9e9 ocrad-0.29.tar.lz

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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