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peter akporume
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I am trying to capture images and read the text in the images. I can capture images but cant read the text please help.
Ulf Dittmer
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That's the realm of Optical_character_recognition (OCR) and libraries such as Tesseract.


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peter akporume
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Thanks a lot. How can I use OCR in j2me?
Tim Holloway
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peter akporume wrote:Thanks a lot. How can I use OCR in j2me?


That may be difficult. J2ME is for smaller hardware platforms, and good-quality OCR really requires something more powerful to run on. Google does something of that nature, I think, where you can snap a picture of text and get it decoded, but they cheat. They upload the image to a server farm that OCRs and language-translates and then downloads the result. They don't run in within the device itself.


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