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TessOCR is a free OCR tool. Its framework is multilingual optical character recognition (OCR) engine is the Tesseract Open Source OCR Engine.


  • Languages: Japanese, English, French and so on.
  • Additional support for character recognition dictionary.
  • Layout recognition : Detects horizontal-writing and vertical-writing automatically.
  • Recognizes only content of tabular.
  • Recognizable format of image data : JPEG,PNG,GIF,BMP and TIFF.
  • Recognizable image dimensions : There is no particular limitation.
  • Recognizable character size : (Under more...

What's New

Version 1.08:
  • Bug fix in globalization.
  • Cope with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.


Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Dafus Member IconReview+0

Requires several applications not currently on my mac. Install document states: "In MacOSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion), TessOCR show "Please set the environment according to launchd_conf.txt."" But this document is nowhere to be found. These folks are either not very serious or not very good. (Boolean OR.)

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antonvanoostengmailcom2531 Member IconReview+0

When I start TessOCR.jar I get a dialog in Japanese: pdf pdf ....MacPorts ... Please start again.

That last advice does not help. I would like to run OCR to translate this text ;-)

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Date 09 Oct 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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