Regarding Manuals

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Fri Sep 25 13:06:55 CDT 2015

On 2015-09-25 16:15, Paul Koning wrote:
>> On Sep 24, 2015, at 6:12 PM, Johnny Billquist <bqt at Update.UU.SE> wrote:
>>> ...
>>> I'm getting reasonable results with 4bpp indexed color .pngs
>> Several RSX manuals have important color coding. Some manuals have both black, red and blue text. Others have sections with a light red or gray background.
>> I have paper versions of them. Unfortunately, all scanned manuals I've seen have been plain b/w. Also, bitmaps, and not OCRed. :-(
> OCR is fine but only if the bitmap image is available, OR if the resulting text is thoroughly cleaned up.  No OCR program can produce accurate text from scanned documents, even if the scans are good quality.  And not all scans are.

Agreed that it always needs checking/cleanup. But I seriously would like 
to OCR the manuals, instead of dealing bit bitmaps.


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