GOCR – OCR software

GOCR is an optical character recognition program which is released under the GNU General Public License. It reads images in many formats and outputs a text file.

A simple graphical frontend written in Tcl/Tk and some sample files are provided.

Gocr is also able to recognize and translate barcodes.

Features include:

  • Functions well with different frontends, or can be used as a standalone command-line tool.
  • Handles single-column sans-serif fonts of 20–60 pixels in height.
  • Image formats supported: PNM, PBM, PGM, PPM, PCX, and TGA.
  • With the optional NetPBM installed, GOCR can support: PNG, JPG, TIFF, GIF and BMP.
  • Using gzip and bzip2 GOCR handles: pnm.gz, pnm.bz2.
  • No requirement to train the program, or store large font bases.

Website: jocr.sourceforge.net
Developer: Jörg Schulenburg
License: GNU GPL v2


GOCR is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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