QHOCR is a small Windows application whose purpose is to help you extract Hebrew text from scanned documents. This optical character recognition tool works only with Hebrew text so there’s no support for other languages.
The GUI looks clean and simple. There are only a few configuration settings hidden under the hood. A help manual is not included in the package but you don’t need one in order to decode the program’s features as they are highly intuitive.
The tool displays the content of the loaded file and lets you check out the extracted text just below the original document.
QHOCR gives you the possibility to import data from PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNM or XPM file format. When it comes to exporting options, you may save the extracted text to plain text or HTML file format. Files can be added in the working environment using the built-in browse button (you cannot make use of the drag-and-drop support).
View options and a few configuration settings
You are offered the freedom to zoom in or out of the loaded document and enable the ‘best fit’ view mode. In addition, you can work with preset hotkeys for fast actions, tweak OCR settings (e.g. use dictionary, adjust the brightness), debug glyphs, and select the recognized text font.
Tests have shown that QHOCR accomplishes the extraction task pretty quickly. It doesn’t eat up a lot of CPU and memory so the overall performance of the computer is not hampered.
To sum things up, QHOCR proves to be a simple optical character recognition tool that offers a straightforward software solution for helping you extract Hebrew text, and can be mastered by all types of users, regardless of their experience level.
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