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TessOCR is free OCR tool using tesseract, ImageMagick and Xpdf as a framework with JVM. TessOCR is released and distributed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.


  • Supported language: 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, TIFF and PDF.
  • Recognizable image dimensions: There is no particular limitation.
  • Recognizable character more...

What's New

Version 1.06:
  • Bug fix in globalization.

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Whiterock Member IconReview+54

The interface, being a JAR file is extremely clumsy and difficult to navigate. It is not very intuitive, but it seems to work in a simple test. The poorest aspect is that you have to type in the path to your source file.
Installation is long and involved. Xcode is also a requirement, something not stated. You must first install MacPorts, first finding it and learning how to install it. Then you find out that the install failed because you first need to use the xcode-select command, so you do that and then install MacPorts.
Then you need to install the stated requirements (using MacPorts): tesseract, ImageMagick and Xpdf. Starting TessOCR requires you to then log out and then login and restart TessOCR.
It needs to be rewritten in a more usable format.

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Version 1.06
Artimus T. Dwibbs Member IconReview+0
Artimus T. Dwibbs

I opened it, it displayed a message in Japanese, and it quit.


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Version 1.05

Dwibbs got further then I did - I downloaded and tried to launch and got a system notice that if wouldn't launch.

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Downloads 2,258
Version Downloads 1,740
License Free
Date 10 Jun 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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