Commit 19f2963c authored by Jerome Flesch's avatar Jerome Flesch

README: details supported OCR tools

Signed-off-by: Jerome Flesch's avatarJerome Flesch <>
parent 2b9db018
......@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ PyOCR is an optical character recognition (OCR) tool wrapper for python.
That is, it helps using OCR tools from a Python program.
It has been tested only on GNU/Linux systems. It should also work on similar
systems (*BSD, etc). It doesn't work on Windows, MacOSX, etc.
systems (*BSD, etc). It may or may not work on Windows, MacOSX, etc.
PyOCR can be used as a wrapper for google's
[Tesseract-OCR]( or Cuneiform.
......@@ -13,6 +13,13 @@ It can read all image types supported by
bmp, tiff, and others. It also support bounding box data.
## Supported OCR tools
* Libtesseract (C API)
* Tesseract (fork + exec)
* Cuneiform (fork + exec)
## Usage
from PIL import Image
......@@ -59,6 +66,8 @@ digits = tool.image_to_string(
## Dependencies
* PyOCR requires python 2.7 or later. Python 3 is supported.
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