OCR hardware/software recommendations
Posted on 2004-05-02
First, I'll start off by saying I know NOTHING about OCR other than to say it's what's used to convert written or printed text into text on your computer screen :)
With that being said, I need some advice from those of you who ARE familiar with OCR. I need to know if there is anything out there that can recognize *any* font that's on my system. I know your standard OCR will recognize your basic times new roman, arial, etc. type fonts and even hand-written text, but I need to go a step beyond that.
Picture the fonts Wingdings or Webdings ... I need something where I can set a parameter like "Font to recognize" in the software and pick one of the fonts on my system. Then, when I scan hand-made drawings it will match them up to the characters within that font set. In other words, I want to be able to draw Wingdings or some other nonsense font on paper, scan it, and have the OCR "recognize" my drawings as characters from the Wingdings font and put them out on my screen.
Is there anything out there that can do this, software or hardware?