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How to read a text from an image

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Hi

Please assist me how to read a text from an image. Is there any API in java for that....

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Do a search on OCR (optical character recognition).


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Ulf Dittmer
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http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/ is a good open source solution (not that there are many, given that OCR is a hard problem).

Or are you asking about steganography?


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Our requirement is simple.

We have Fax ouput as TIFF images from that we need to read the texts and write in to a file.
 
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