Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, OCRFeeder is an open-source, document layout analysis and optical character recognition software developed in GTK, used for extracting the text from scanned documents and photos, exporting the output to multiple file formats, including ODT.
The latest version available is OCRFeeder 0.8, which has been recently released, coming with small changes:
- New upstream release.
- Update the box editor’s OCR controls.
- Port engines migration dialog to GI.
In this article I will show you how to install OCRFeeder 0.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing OCRFeeder 0.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the ocrfeeder package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/lffl
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ocrfeeder
Optional, to remove ocrfeeder, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove ocrfeeder