[OS X TeX] OT: Scanners, OCR, searchable pdf files, Acrobat Pro 9

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Sun Aug 2 22:27:55 EDT 2009

The S1500M uses ABBY Fine Reader for OCR. However this special version  
only works for files scanned by the ScanSnap.


On Aug 3, 2009, at 2:35, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> 3) OCR becomes a problem with documents which contain plenty of
> formulae or non-Latin based. AP 7 was really bad with those, AP 8 was
> better and I had no need to experiment extensively with AP 9. The good
> news is that ABBY Fine Reader works great with those and it is built
> into Djvu Document Express. The bad news is that it is purely Windows
> and is *extremely* expensive. Long ago djvu produced much smaller
> documents than AP7 and there are many OCRed old journals in djvu
> format (see http://numdam.org and http://projecteuclid.org f.e.) but
> Djvu Document Express was neglected for many years and AP made a
> really big progress.
> I am familiar with this as I digitalized by myself many of my articles
> spanning from 1969 to 1990

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