[ubuntu-uk] Scanners & OCR

Philip Stubbs philip at stuphi.co.uk
Wed Aug 18 20:18:56 BST 2010

On 18 August 2010 18:25, Simon Wears <munkyjunky at gmail.com> wrote:
> Heyhey everybody!
> I'm looking at investing in a scanner so I can digitise my university notes
> this coming academic year. I was wondering if anyone has a scanner they can
> recommend that works well with Ubuntu? Ideally it would be a tray-fed
> scanner, so I can put in several sheets at a time and just hit a nice big
> 'GO' button, and it would scan it all into a single PDF. Bonus points if it
> can scan both sides of the paper in one go.
> Also, has anyone tried any available OCR software for Ubuntu? It'd be great
> if I could scan in my notes into text, which would make them all searchable!
> Simon Wears
> http://MunkyJunky.com

I have a CanoScan LiDE 60. It is only a simple flat bed scanner, but
does fulfil your 'works with ubuntu' requirement. I seem to remember
going to the SANE website and looking for information on what is
supported before buying it.

Have fun!
Philip Stubbs

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