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GNU Ocrad 0.25 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: GNU Ocrad 0.25 released
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:29:20 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU Ocrad 0.25.

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:
9f64b0e91eaf83a1ee024de562a8652622121eb1  ocrad-0.25.tar.lz

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

Changes in version 0.25:

* The new option "-E, --user-filter", which allows the use of user-defined filters, has been added.

* Character recognition has been improved. ('2' vs 'Z', '4' vs 'Q', '5' vs 'S', 'E', 'J', merged 'VV').

  * Uppercase 'Y' with acute and 'Y' with diaeresis are now recognized.

* Uppercase 'S' and 'Z' with caron are no more misrecognized as lowercase.

* The new built-in filters "text_block" and "upper_num_mark" have been added.

  * The output of "--help" has been extended.

* The new chapters "Introduction" and "Filters" have been added to the manual.

  * The testsuite now checks the recognition of 11 more characters.

* The targets "install-compress", "install-strip-compress", "install-info-compress" and "install-man-compress" have been added to the Makefile. (Installing compressed docs may become the default in the future).

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, GNU Ocrad author and maintainer.

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