Lector 0.3.0

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Lector 0.3.0
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  Size:12.60 MB
  Publisher:Lector Development Team
  Date Added:Nov 20, 2013
  License [?]:Open Source
  Operating System:WinXP, WinVista, Win2008, Win2003, Win7, Unix, Linux
  Requirements:Tesseract for Windows and Linus; Python, Python Image Library (PIL), and QT4 for Linux Only
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Publisher's Description of Lector
" A graphical OCR solution that lets you select areas on which you want to do OCR. "
- From Lector Development Team

A graphical ocr solution for GNU/Linux based on Python, Qt4 and tessaract OCR.

Lector can help you to scan your tons of paper and create text document!

Lector lets you select areas on which you want to do OCR (Optical Character Recognition). Then you can run tesseract-ocr simply clicking a button. The resulting text can be proofread, formatted and edited directly in Lector.


* scanning (available only on Linux)
* OCR via tesseract (with support for more than 30 languages!)
* selection areas for OCR
* rotating of images
* text editing
* text formatting including Cap operations
* white space display
* spellchecking
* Personal word list based on dictionary
* export (via Save as) to odt (default), txt, html, pdf
* translations

Linux Installation
Requires Python, Python Image Library (PIL), and QT4.

There is no installer at the moment. Just download package, uncompress it and run:


Windows Installation
If you downloaded source and you have installed required dependencies, or if you downloaded win32 package( tested on Windows XP SP3), run:


This version expect that tesseract is installed on computer and in it in PATH. No installation of Python, QT4 is required.

In some cases you need to reboot computer after installing tesseract, so Lector will recognize it.

Scanning is not implemented on Windows (yet).

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