Does anyone know of an OCR engine that works with Java? I need something
something that I can pass images to (rather than passing an image path
to a dll or API like Asprise to give me back results). Is there anything
now or in the works designed to work with JAI or perhaps with awt?
This will be for zonal OCR primarily. User selects part of an image to
be read and sub-image is created. Want to pass the sub-image to the OCR
engine. Otherwise, I have to save the sub-image out as BMP (or supported
type) and pass the path to the OCR engine, get results and erase the
image. Not ideal for this app.
I found one system that allows you to put images on the system clipboard
and invoke the DLL to grab and process the image. If only it had a Java
interface, the engine developer lived in my hemisphere and I could
guarantee the platform was always Windows...
Take care and thanks.