IDEA: Optical character recognition

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    IDEA: Optical character recognition

    This is a corollary to the ascii graphics engine thread.

    Basicly, my idea for this is to design a program which takes in a photo and converts it to text.

    It could be hard... or it could be easy. It's highly scaliable.

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    That sounds pretty hard for me, personally. I wouldn't know where to even start!

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    i'm suggesting starting with simply comparing an image of a letter to another bitmap of a letter. it can be hard... i've never had any experience writing stuff like that, so i'm not one to judge.

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    I'm not sure which organization does this (i think the NSA) but there is a free library that was designed by whatever US government agency for converting handwriting into ascii. Anyone interested is going to have to look around but from what I've heard it is a solid library.

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    well, a bitmap is organised of bits ... 0 for black and 1 for while/not filled in or soemthing like that so you could probably read the bits in and do it that way ... just a thought

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