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GNU Ocrad 0.24 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: GNU Ocrad 0.24 released
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:04:11 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU Ocrad 0.24.

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

The homepage is at

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

The sha1sum is:
b46bbb4b57a3bf2d544cedca47b40f24d8aa811a  ocrad-0.24.tar.lz

If you are wondering why ocrad is distributed in lzip format, you should read this benchmark

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

Changes in version 0.24:

  * Character recognition has been improved.
(merged 'LZ', 'TZ' and 'rt', '9' vs 'g', 'A' vs 'R', 'C' vs '(', 'G', 'J', 'L', 's', 'x', 'z').

* Several filters can be now applied in sequence using more than one "--filter" option.

* The new filters "same_height", "upper_num" and "upper_num_only", have been added.

  * The description of "OCRAD_result_blocks" in the manual has been fixed.

* The license has been changed to GPL version 2 or later for better GPL compatibility. GPLv2 and GPLv2+ programs may use the library now.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, GNU Ocrad author and maintainer.

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