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Bug 389277 - We should use OCR in evince
We should use OCR in evince
Product: evince
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Evince Maintainers
Evince Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-12-24 19:47 UTC by Jonathan Blandford
Modified: 2018-05-22 13:11 UTC
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GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Jonathan Blandford 2006-12-24 19:47:42 UTC
It would pretty slick to use OCR in evince to do text selection of the backends that don't support it (such as the tiff/image backends.)  We wouldn't be able to rerender the glyphs for the selection, but we could extract the text.
Comment 1 Philip Ganchev 2007-08-27 22:25:48 UTC
That would also allow text search in PS documents and images.
Comment 2 Étienne Bersac 2010-03-21 18:29:56 UTC

That should be possible to print "invisible" glyph allowing to search and select the picture. I saw such feature at

Comment 3 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-05-22 13:11:17 UTC
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