Bug 846932 - xsane ocr options do not allow me to use tesseract
xsane ocr options do not allow me to use tesseract
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xsane (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Nils Philippsen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-08-09 03:22 EDT by Paul
Modified: 2012-08-09 17:51 EDT (History)
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Description Paul 2012-08-09 03:22:52 EDT
Description of problem:
I have run tests on OCR with tesseract, cunieform, and gocr and have come to the conclusion that tesseract best meets my needs (cunieform is second)

In xsane there is a setup for OCR and it appears to be factory installed as gocr. I wish to change it, but I am discovering that the arguments for tesseract and cuneiform are sufficiently different that I can't push them into the options given (yeah, its the "square pegs into round holes" analogy)

I want sane/xsane to be global in its selection of programs and therefore allow me to submit a template command line rather than trying to break it up into options that only work for programs that adhere to that syntax

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xsane_x86_64 0.998-10.fc16

How reproducible:
See above

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open up xsane and go to setup->ocr
2. Try to wedge tesseract into the boxes provide
Actual results:
Can't figure out how to wedge tesseract into xsane's OCR options

Expected results:
An open-ended OCR setup that allows me to give a command line rather than trying to break it up into arguments that don't match up with the desired OCR program

Additional info:
I am certain there is more info I can give but I need guidance to understand what you want. Please let me know how I can help clarify my issue to you

Thanks in advance,
Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2012-08-09 05:20:51 EDT
Hi, implementing this would requires substantial changes to xsane code (and would change the configuration format, these settings need to be remembered after all) and so should be done upstream[1]. As I only maintain the package in Fedora but don't develop xsane, I can't really help you. FWIW, I think this is a sensible feature request, so please do contact Oliver Rauch[2], the original author.

[1]: http://www.xsane.org
[2]: Oliver.Rauch@xsane.org
Comment 2 Paul 2012-08-09 17:51:01 EDT

Thank you for the prompt reply. I understand the situation and, per your suggestion, have emailed Oliver to let him know of this request


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