Monday, 16 September 2013

How to get text from a screenshot using OCR

An interesting conundrum today - how to get a plain text copy of a long list of options in a bit of software that isn't copy/paste-able.
OCR This! :-)

I should point out before I start that I'm using Ubuntu 12.04

So, anyway, I screen-captured the areas of the screen that formed the list into a series of image files. At this point I tried OCRing one of them straight off the bat, using the tesseract OCR.

Concatenating CSVs the easy way

I was recently asked how to 'merge' a few CSV files into one, and if there was a script or tool that could do that. Lets say you h...