|Developer(s)||Antonio Diaz Diaz|
|Stable release||0.26 (31 March 2017) [±]|
|Operating system||GNU, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OS X|
|Type||Optical character recognition|
Based on a feature extraction method, it reads images in portable pixmap formats known as Portable anymap and produces text in byte (8-bit) or UTF-8 formats. Also included is a layout analyser, able to separate the columns or blocks of text normally found on printed pages.
Kooka, which was the KDE environment's default scanning application until KDE 4, can use Ocrad as its OCR engine. Since conversion to newer Qt versions, current versions of KDE no longer contain Kooka; development continues in the KDE git repository. Ocrad can be also used as an OCR engine in OCRFeeder.
Ocrad has been developed by Antonio Diaz Diaz since 2003. Version 0.7 was released in February 2004, 0.14 in February 2006 and 0.18 in May 2009. It is written in C++.
Archives of the bug-ocrad mailing list go back to October 2003.
- "GNU Ocrad". directory.fsf.org. FSF. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- "Kooka home page". Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
- "KDE Kooka git source code commit log". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
- "GNOME GIT source code repository". Retrieved 3 February 2010.
- "bug-ocrad Archives". Retrieved 20 July 2010.