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Install latest/edge of tesseract

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install tesseract --edge

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tesseract is only available on the unstable edge channel. It could break and change often.

Channel Version Published

open source optical character recognition engine

Tesseract has unicode (UTF-8) support, and can recognize more than 100 languages "out of the box". It can be trained to recognize other languages. Tesseract supports various output formats: plain-text, hocr(html), pdf.

If you want to access the files under /media/ or /run/media/ you'll have to connect the snap to the core snap's removable-media interface:

 $ sudo snap connect tesseract:removable-media

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Last updated
  • 24 December 2020


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