[Coco] OFF TOPIC Scanning/OCR

Luis Fernández luis46coco at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 23 01:18:08 EDT 2011

Hello friend
I recommend the following
Take pictures of the 99 paguina with a digital camera of 5 or 10 mp will only take 2 hours
if possible with tripod and good light
it may be sufficient for OCR, I've done this several times with good results
then sends them to me or to this person and you have OCR profecional

on this page are scanning and digitizing journals

> Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:48:23 -0700
> From: forgerii at yahoo.com
> To: coco at maltedmedia.com
> Subject: [Coco] OFF TOPIC  Scanning/OCR
> I am an Avid Lurker on the CoCoList. This is my first post. I saw someone here volunteered to use their sheet-fed scanner and OCR software to make the "learning the 6809" book available. I know it is bad form to make ones first post an off-topic one, and I apologize.
> I have a "Book" of family history written by my mother shortly before her passing. It is 99 typewritten loose pages. I would very much like to get it into an editable digital format so I could edit it and tidy it up for publication on CD, or print on demand basis.  I don't have either a sheet-fed scanner or OCR software.
> This would be mostly for people who knew her, I don't envision real publication. It would be solely for me and to give to mother's friends.   I know this is not a project for the benefit of the CoCo community,and would not expect you to volunteer to do it free. It would be by its nature non-profit, and as one retired on limited income I need to do it as economically as possible.
> Would one of you be able to do this, and what would it cost?
> By the way, Mother learned to use the CoCo for word processing, and used it quite proficiently. When she typed this up, the CoCo was not available to her, as I had it at work. I used it A LOT at work.
> Sincerely, 
> John L. Odom
> Retired Chemist/Microscopist.
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