[icon-discuss] Re: Feature request

actually, I saw a discussion today where ocr does take place in linux. 
Hooking up the scanner might be non trivial though.

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From: "Paul Henrichsen" <paulh52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 7:17 PM
Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: Feature request


That's true, David. Since we don't have PowerPoint or excel and no OCR,
you'd probably need to carry a laptop if you needed to use those apps for a
presentation.

We'd also need a PowerPoint and excel viewer along with those printer
drivers so we could bring the presentations on the icon and print them out
if necessary.

It would be neat to have a scanner, but I don't think many of those have
Linux drivers.





From: icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Tanner
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 11:02 AM
To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; pyyhkala@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: Feature request



It depends on what you need to do on the trip.  Remember, it doesn't have
PowerPoint or Excell.  So, if you have a need for spreadsheet or
presentation manager then you would still need a laptop.  And, of course,
there is no OCR of any kind.







David Tanner
Rehabilitation Program Specialist 3
Assistive Technology Specialist
Assistive Technology Department
MN State Services f/t Blind
Office- 651-642-0795  Cell- 651-270-2233
Skype name: dtat100


>>> pyyhkala@xxxxxxxxx 4/18/2008 12:09 PM >>>

Hi,

We recently had a demonstration of the Icon in Boston at the VIBUG user
group:
http://www.vibug.org
materials for last meeting here:
http://drop.io/vibug12apr2008
and printing was also a requested feature that several people brought
up in the group discussion.

It would also be handy if the Icon had the ability to send faxes over
the internet as part of the print drivers.  This would be handy, for
example, to fax ones boarding pass to a hotel using on-line check in.

The question really would be for me does the Icon have enough
capabilities, or will I still need to bring my laptop on short trips?
If the icon had printing and faxing capabilities it would be all that
much more ubiquitous avoiding the need to also carry a laptop in
addition to a PDA.

Best,
Mika

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On 4/18/08, Otis D Blue <otis.blue@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Will it be possible to be able to print from the icon?  If not then I
think
> this would be a great feature to add so we can print wirelessly through
the
> network from the icon.
>
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