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What is Tesseract?

Tesseract OCR (Optical Character Recognition) engine is a free open-source software developed by Google. It is designed to recognize and extract text from images or scanned documents. Tesseract was initially developed at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in the 1980s and later released as open source in 2005. Google took over the project in 2006 and has been actively maintaining and improving it since then.

Tesseract has undergone significant improvements over the years and is known for its high accuracy in recognizing printed text. However, its performance may vary depending on the quality of the input image, the complexity of the text, and the language being used.

The Tesseract OCR engine is a powerful tool for extracting text from images and documents. It has gained popularity due to its accuracy, language support, and active development community. However, it's important to note that while Tesseract performs well on printed text, it may not be as effective in recognizing handwriting or text with complex layouts.

Tesseract is an open-source project, which means that its source code is freely available for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. The project has a dedicated community of developers who actively contribute to its development, bug fixes, and feature enhancements.

You will find more information about Tesseract here:

How do I install Tesseract?

You can download Tesseract from the following site:

Tesseract at UB Mannheim.

If the above link should be unable for any reason, you can download the software from our site:
Tesseract Version 5.3.3.

The latest version of Tesseract is only available as 64-bit, but older versions are still available as 32-bit installations.
Please note that it is highly recommended to use the installation folder suggested by the installer.

ViewCompanion Premium, scViewerX and scConverter can all take advantage of Tesseract if it is installed on the same computer.
After Tesseract has been installed the listed products will automatically detect Tesseract and enable all functionality related to OCR.