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Optical Character Recognition

Posted by gga 
Optical Character Recognition
November 03, 2018 09:30PM
I' sure that I saw something on this forum about using OCR with WinDev but I can't seem to find it.
I'm thinking of using it to scan invoices and importing them to HFSQL.
Anyone tried this already?
Re: Optical Character Recognition
November 05, 2018 11:53AM
In the LST 093 there was one example of the use of Tesseract OCR



Paulo Oliveira
Re: Optical Character Recognition
November 05, 2018 02:24PM
Hi Garry,

there was a posting about OCR on the old mysnip forum - I think it was in September 2018.
Probably just before it changed to wxforum.

Since searching does NOT work right now on this site - I get an error returned by the WEB Server - I can't find it.
But, I have kept a link to the posters/developers site, it is: [ssphilip.com]

Steven Sitas
Re: Optical Character Recognition
November 08, 2018 06:23AM
Hi, the link to the OCR explanation is:


I don't know why the search for "OCR" is not working, but a search for "Tesseract" is definitely working ...

Kind regards,

G. Predl

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/2018 06:25AM by harvey68.
Re: Optical Character Recognition
November 08, 2018 09:28PM

I have made a windows ocr service which uses the ocr dll from tracker-software.com.
That service adds an invisible text layer to pdf files. After some correction from the tracker software team it works now perfect for me.

I have put my code here : [forum.tracker-software.com] (post #3)

The full story is here : [forum.tracker-software.com]

regards Michael
Re: Optical Character Recognition
October 20, 2019 08:34PM
integrating OCR is somthing windev should have done years ago likewise they should have switcht from 128 bit encryption to 256bit years ago
Re: Optical Character Recognition
October 26, 2019 03:24PM
Hi Gary,

There are some interesting Amazon Web Services available one of them is called Textract which might meet with your requirements.
Personally I have not got the Amazon Web Services working with Windev yet but it is something I am trying to get working.

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