hebrew - scanning into computer via OCR - software question #general


Marty Meyers <marty@...>
 

Hello everyone,

I had an opportunity to see a Yizkor book today for the first time and
saw the immense problems most of us would have with translation.

For english text, I can scan a document into my computer and have an OCR
(optical character recognition) program convert it into, for example a
Microsoft Word document. I can then scan the document for a specific word
or phrase.

Does such a facility/software program exist for Hebrew?
If so, is it reliable?

I imagine using this to scan Hebrew text into the computer, converting it
via OCR, and searching for a family name.

Wouldn't this be a wonderful program to have, if it does not yet exist?
Does such a facility/software program exist for Hebrew?
If so, is it reliable?

Marty

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