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Version 0.18 of GNU Ocrad released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Version 0.18 of GNU Ocrad released
Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 17:49:51 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU Ocrad 0.18.

Ocrad is the GNU OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program.

The homepage is at

The sources can be dowloaded from or from your favorite GNU mirror.

This version is also available in lzip format. If your distro doesn't yet distribute the lzip program, you can download it from

The md5sums are:
5d2d39e218d7f219e53c08ce07556d66  ocrad-0.18.tar.gz
ba812571391857188b454c436418ec1f  ocrad-0.18.tar.lz

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by
appending ".sig" to the URL.

Changes in version 0.18:

* The layout analyser is now able to separate blocks of text of arbitrary shape as long as they are clearly delimited by white space.

  * The new option "--quiet" has been added.

  * The "--layout" option no more accepts an argument.

* The "--crop" option now accepts negative coordinates, interpreted as relative to the right-bottom corner of the image.

  * This version recognizes the letter 'a' with ring above.

  * Recognition of files with a single big character has been fixed.

* A bug that didn't write maxval when saving pgm or ppm files has been fixed.

  * A problem that prevented compilation with GCC 4.3.0 has been fixed.

  * "make install-info" should now work on Debian and OS X.

  * The man page is now installed by default.

  * Arg_parser has been updated to 1.2.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, GNU Ocrad author and maintainer.

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