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Package Request: pdfsandwich

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Package Request: pdfsandwich

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Post by manyroads » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:46 am

Is it possible to have pdfsandwich version 0.1.7 added to the Testrepos? I am running it successfully via debi install successfuly on MX18.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfsan ... b/download
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Re: Package Request: pdfsandwich

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Post by oops » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:03 pm

+1 Interesting software

pdfsandwich?
"pdfsandwich generates "sandwich" OCR pdf files, i.e. pdf files which contain only images (no text) will be processed by optical character recognition (OCR) and the text will be added to each page invisibly "behind" the images.

pdfsandwich is a command line tool which is supposed to be useful to OCR scanned books or journals. It is able to recognize the page layout even for multicolumn text. ..."

http://www.tobias-elze.de/pdfsandwich/index.html
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Re: Package Request: pdfsandwich

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Post by manyroads » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:54 pm

oops wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:03 pm
+1 Interesting software

pdfsandwich?
"pdfsandwich generates "sandwich" OCR pdf files, i.e. pdf files which contain only images (no text) will be processed by optical character recognition (OCR) and the text will be added to each page invisibly "behind" the images.

pdfsandwich is a command line tool which is supposed to be useful to OCR scanned books or journals. It is able to recognize the page layout even for multicolumn text. ..."

http://www.tobias-elze.de/pdfsandwich/index.html
Here some additional links, I found helpful. I'm using the new version on old German Fractur. It is working --- sort of. The best I've seen for automatic ocr, but my results should not to be confused with really good. ;)
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Re: Package Request: pdfsandwich

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Post by Stevo » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:30 pm

On its way to the test repo. I also did k2pdfopt, which
optimizes PDF/DJVU files for mobile e-readers (e.g. the Kindle) and smartphones. It works well on multi-column PDF/DJVU files and can re-flow text even on scanned PDF files. It can also be used as a general PDF copying/ cropping/re-sizing/OCR-ing manipulation tool. It can generate native or bitmapped PDF output, with an optional OCR layer.

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Re: Package Request: pdfsandwich

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Post by manyroads » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:29 am

Stevo wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:30 pm
On its way to the test repo. I also did k2pdfopt, which
optimizes PDF/DJVU files for mobile e-readers (e.g. the Kindle) and smartphones. It works well on multi-column PDF/DJVU files and can re-flow text even on scanned PDF files. It can also be used as a general PDF copying/ cropping/re-sizing/OCR-ing manipulation tool. It can generate native or bitmapped PDF output, with an optional OCR layer.
Thank you @stevo. I just installed it.
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Re: Package Request: pdfsandwich

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Post by manyroads » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:47 am

Stevo wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:30 pm
On its way to the test repo. I also did k2pdfopt, which
optimizes PDF/DJVU files for mobile e-readers (e.g. the Kindle) and smartphones. It works well on multi-column PDF/DJVU files and can re-flow text even on scanned PDF files. It can also be used as a general PDF copying/ cropping/re-sizing/OCR-ing manipulation tool. It can generate native or bitmapped PDF output, with an optional OCR layer.
Hi @stevo. On my install I get the following error.

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Hit:1 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates InRelease
Hit:2 http://mirrors.syringanetworks.net/debian stretch-updates InRelease
Ign:3 http://mirrors.syringanetworks.net/debian stretch InRelease
Hit:4 http://mirrors.syringanetworks.net/debian stretch Release
Hit:5 https://repo.skype.com/deb stable InRelease
Hit:6 https://mirror.us.oneandone.net/linux/distributions/mx/packages/antix/stretch stretch InRelease
Hit:8 https://mirror.us.oneandone.net/linux/distributions/mx/packages/mx/repo stretch InRelease
Get:9 https://mirror.us.oneandone.net/linux/distributions/mx/packages/mx/testrepo stretch InRelease [4,970 B]
Get:10 https://mirror.us.oneandone.net/linux/distributions/mx/packages/mx/testrepo stretch/test i386 Packages [720 kB]
Get:11 https://mirror.us.oneandone.net/linux/distributions/mx/packages/mx/testrepo stretch/test amd64 Packages [725 kB]
Fetched 1,450 kB in 2s (646 kB/s)
Reading package lists...
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
E: Unable to locate package k2pdfopt
Hit:1 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates InRelease
Hit:2 http://mirrors.syringanetworks.net/debian stretch-updates InRelease
Ign:3 http://mirrors.syringanetworks.net/debian stretch InRelease
Hit:4 http://mirrors.syringanetworks.net/debian stretch Release
Hit:5 https://repo.skype.com/deb stable InRelease
Hit:7 https://mirror.us.oneandone.net/linux/distributions/mx/packages/antix/stretch stretch InRelease
Hit:8 https://mirror.us.oneandone.net/linux/distributions/mx/packages/mx/repo stretch InRelease
Reading package lists...
E: Unable to locate package k2pdfopt
I assume the repo is not yet ready for me to perform the install.
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