RE: OCR software and Jaws

Abbyy Fine Reader is a full OCR package. I think 8.0 is the most current
package. They have a website, but I have no idea what it is.
Take care,
John

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From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Yardbird
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:49 PM
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Subject: Re: OCR software and Jaws

I'm not sure what this Abby name represents.  I've heard Fine Reader 
described only as a text recognition engine, not a brand name of an 
application.  I know that Omni Page and Text cloner are full OCR packages, 
but I never heard one mentioned called Abby Fine Reader, and don't recall it

being mentioned in, what did Cy mean, Open Book's documentation or 
something?

Thanks.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Ramsey" <stephnjohnny211@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 4:37 PM
Subject: RE: OCR software and Jaws


Cy,
I actually have all three of those packages and you are right they all
perform just fine with JFW and are all excellent OCR packages.
By the way, I am originally from OKC.
Take care,
John

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From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Cy Selfridge
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:29 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: OCR software and Jaws

If I were starting from scratch with OCR software and having to pay for it
myself I would take a very serious look at OmniPro, Abby Fine Reader and
Text Cloner Pro.
These 3 software packages are, reportedly, accessible with JAWS and Window
Eyes. They also do a fine job.
I notice that Abby is mentioned in my Open Book literature.
Cy, the Ancient Okie...

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From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Robert Hebert
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 12:28 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: OCR software and Jaws

I think there are any number of reasons a blind person would want to use OCR
software if they could afford it.
If I were considering purchasing such software though, I would visit the
respective web sites of Kurzweil and Freedom Scientific and read what they
had to say about their products. I'm sure their complete information would
help you make the best informed decision based on your personal needs.
----- Original Message -----
From: <Shan.Noyes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 8:38 AM
Subject: OCR software and Jaws


One can use the cheap OCR software to scan small stuff, but I really like
something like openbook or Kurzweil.  There are so many other access
things that openbook or Kurzweil gives one access too.

for example one can pull in documents into openbook and then save them out
into various formats.  One of the tricks I've been doing lately is pulling
in pdfs into openbook and then saving them out as mp3 files and then
burning these mp3 files on to cds so that I can listen to them with my
Victor portible reading machine.  Its a lot easier when travelling to work
on the bus using the victor then a laptop.  It seems to me I've heard
rumours that saving to daisy format is coming as an option for the future
as well.

Just wanted to add my experience with OCR and openbook etc and one of the
tricks I've learned to get access to material when using Jaws isn't the
most convenient.



Shan Noyes
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