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Author Topic: A good program for transcribe handwritten text to mechanical text in the pc  (Read 1507 times)

Contro

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A good program for transcribe handwritten text to mechanical text in the pc
is well expressed ?
I would like a software to recognize my handwritten text or a modality of written text and convert to mechanical or typed text in the pc.

There is a software for this ?
I remember Dragon naturally speaking to transcribe speaking to text, or speech to text.
So this may be hand writing to mechanical text....

 :-* :P

For spanish too please. ....

Note : only offline recognition.

That is when the handmade written text is presented in a sheet. We take a picture and process....
Recognise the handwritten  text.....
Convert the handwritten text in a sheet to mechanical text in the pc...
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« Last Edit: February 14, 2021, 12:50 PM by Contro »

rjbull

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Not quite what you asked for, but this Cool Tools web site entry is probably as close as you are likely to get: Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook
Convert handwritten notes to computer text

I write a monthly commentary for a small local newspaper and blog extensively. For years I have been looking for a way to convert my script into text that I can load into Word. My astute brother-in-law sent me a RocketbookEverlast Notebook ($30) and the closer I looked into it I realized that this may be the tool I have been looking for.
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Make sure to read the comments.  Not everybody likes it.

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Not quite what you asked for, but this Cool Tools web site entry is probably as close as you are likely to get: Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook
Convert handwritten notes to computer text

I write a monthly commentary for a small local newspaper and blog extensively. For years I have been looking for a way to convert my script into text that I can load into Word. My astute brother-in-law sent me a RocketbookEverlast Notebook ($30) and the closer I looked into it I realized that this may be the tool I have been looking for.
[...]

Make sure to read the comments.  Not everybody likes it.
Seems a difficult subject.

I would prefer a desktop software for this.

An app for Android ?

Contro

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A program for desktop offline handwritten text notes recognition ?
 :-* :P

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I thought there were many programs that attempted Intelligent  Character Recognition (ICR), but I've no recent experience of them.

iirc both Evernote and OneNote can have a go. Plus others. How well it works will depend on language and handwriting.

What I do know is that handwriting directly into Android apps works remarkably well (and my handwriting is BAD; and variable).

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Thanks. I am using free Evernote in my mobile, but havent see yet this function. I will see. Best Regards
 :-* :P

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If you want to do this in realtime, Windows 10 already has this built in to their touch keyboard. You'd obviously want a touch screen or drawing tablet to make best use of it, because doing it with a mouse is not a very enjoyable experience.

But if you want OCR (optical character recognition) on a scanned sheet of notes or something, then it's probably best to use a note-taking app that has that built in.

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Take a look at FreeOCR.

Uses tesseract engine that simplify additional languages, spanish is included by default if i remember right.


For pro usage = OmniPage

Contro

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If you want to do this in realtime, Windows 10 already has this built in to their touch keyboard. You'd obviously want a touch screen or drawing tablet to make best use of it, because doing it with a mouse is not a very enjoyable experience.

But if you want OCR (optical character recognition) on a scanned sheet of notes or something, then it's probably best to use a note-taking app that has that built in.
only offline app. Recognizing the notes. Not in real time.
In real time have your interaction to decide and is more easy of course. But not for transcribing lots of handwriting to mechanical text....
 :-* :P

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Take a look at FreeOCR.

Uses tesseract engine that simplify additional languages, spanish is included by default if i remember right.


For pro usage = OmniPage
Running

Contro

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I have installed FreeOCR. It's easy to install. but I don't see the option to recognize handwritten text.

How can I do ? Do you have an example, even in english ?

Best Regards

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How can I do ? Do you have an example, even in english ?

FreeOCR Help

Good Luck  :Thmbsup:

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I'm not convinced that FreeOCR will do handwriting. Most OCR programs don't. Of course, if the handwriting is regular enough they might work.

Most programs that will work are specifically set up to process handwriting as an input; OneNote for example. But they don't have a workflow that works well with a mass of handwritten documents. And many only work online (eg Pen to Print).

It seems as if it ought to be possible to have both capability and workflow, but I'm not sure it's been done yet. And maybe it's harder than it seems.

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I'm not convinced that FreeOCR will do handwriting. Most OCR programs don't. Of course, if the handwriting is regular enough they might work.

Most programs that will work are specifically set up to process handwriting as an input; OneNote for example. But they don't have a workflow that works well with a mass of handwritten documents. And many only work online (eg Pen to Print).

It seems as if it ought to be possible to have both capability and workflow, but I'm not sure it's been done yet. And maybe it's harder than it seems.
I agree with you.
But I would like don't.
 :P
Seems a difficult and experimental subject. One of those matters improving for the next year....
 :-*

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How can I do ? Do you have an example, even in english ?

FreeOCR Help

Good Luck  :Thmbsup:
mmmm

Have you really try ?
 ;D

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Due lack of Information I cannot help since I dont know whats wrong.

The Help/Manual tells everything you need to know.

In the above link are steps explained for easy getting started.

If you do not like it, dont use it.

I just suggested it since to me it was easy to handle.

(I only used the TWAIN/Scan feature.)


And yes, results hard depend on your writing skills.

Contro

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I am investigating deeply by myself.
Trying OneNote from Microsoft, GoogleDocs from Google.
 :-\
Due lack of Information I cannot help since I dont know whats wrong.

The Help/Manual tells everything you need to know.

In the above link are steps explained for easy getting started.

If you do not like it, dont use it.

I just suggested it since to me it was easy to handle.

(I only used the TWAIN/Scan feature.)


And yes, results hard depend on your writing skills.

i don't see the option for recognize offline handwritten text.
When I try with a jpg or a pdf I obtain a list of inintelligible characters.

I will try now :

1. Google Docs - google
2. OneNote -- Microsoft.
3. PdfElement from Wondershare

Best Regards
I will comment my impressions.
 :-* :P
« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 05:57 AM by Contro »

Contro

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AsusPortatil - 25_02_2021 , 16_43_49.pngA good program for transcribe handwritten text to mechanical text in the pc 1. Google Docs

https://www.youtube....amp;feature=emb_logo

I have done. It works aproximately. You have to correct the transcription, but is a good help.


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That works more easily than I anticipated. Looks as if it ought to be possible to load multiple pages. I'll be interested to hear the results of all your experiments.

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How do you use it offline? (Google Docs)

Contro

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OneNote is complicated for me because I don't want to update and give me problems. If I try with office 2016 I may have problems.
Perhaps with a fake portable version.

Do you know if goes well under windows xp pro ?
How do you use it offline? (Google Docs)
I think is only online I afraid.
I was posting now about OneNote :

OneNote is complicated for me because I don't want to update and give me problems. If I try with office 2016 I may have problems.
Perhaps with a fake portable version.

Do you know if goes well under windows xp pro ?

Contro

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That works more easily than I anticipated. Looks as if it ought to be possible to load multiple pages. I'll be interested to hear the results of all your experiments.
Appears as loading a jpg. so i very large jpg may be possible. Like a FireShot capture page. ...

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OneNote is complicated for me because I don't want to update and give me problems. If I try with office 2016 I may have problems.
I appreciate the concern. I run 2016 and 365 together on one machine, but fear that 2016 will stop being effective at some point. For now I switch between them depending on what I want to do. Can't say I like the direction of travel and I don't actively use either version now  - only work with some stuff already there that haven't exported yet.

Do you know if goes well under windows xp pro ?
No idea about that I'm afraid. I do try to keep my OSs fully updated.

Contro

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OneNote is complicated for me because I don't want to update and give me problems. If I try with office 2016 I may have problems.
I appreciate the concern. I run 2016 and 365 together on one machine, but fear that 2016 will stop being effective at some point. For now I switch between them depending on what I want to do. Can't say I like the direction of travel and I don't actively use either version now  - only work with some stuff already there that haven't exported yet.

Do you know if goes well under windows xp pro ?
No idea about that I'm afraid. I do try to keep my OSs fully updated.

I have investigate. Begin running under windows seven
 :-* :P