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Tesseract.js

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Tessearct.js v2 is now available and under development in master branch, check support/1.x branch for v1.

Tesseract.js is a javascript library that gets words in almost any language out of images. (Demo)

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Tesseract.js works with script tags, webpack, and Node.js. After you install it, using it is as simple as

import { TesseractWorker } from 'tesseract.js';
const worker = new TesseractWorker();

worker.recognize(myImage)
  .progress((p) => { console.log('progress', p);    })
  .then((result) => { console.log('result', result); });

Check out the docs for a full treatment of the API.

Provenance

Tesseract.js wraps an emscripten port of the Tesseract OCR Engine.

Installation

Tesseract.js works with a <script> tag via local copy or CDN, with webpack via npm, and on Node.js via npm. Check out the docs for a full treatment of the API.

CDN

You can simply include Tesseract.js with a CDN like this:

<script src='https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/naptha/tesseract.js@v2.0.0-alpha.1/dist/tesseract.min.js'></script>

After including your scripts, the Tesseract variable will be defined globally!

npm

1.x

> yarn add tesseract.js

or

> npm install tesseract.js --save

2.x

> yarn add tesseract.js@next

or

> npm install tesseract.js@next --save

Note: Tesseract.js currently requires Node.js v6.8.0 or higher.

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Contributing

Development

To run a development copy of tesseract.js, first clone this repo.

> git clone https://github.com/naptha/tesseract.js.git

Then, cd tesseract.js && npm install && npm start

> cd tesseract.js
> npm install && npm start

  ... a bunch of npm stuff ...

  Starting up http-server, serving ./
  Available on:
    http://127.0.0.1:3000
    http://[your ip]:3000

Then open http://localhost:3000/examples/browser/demo.html in your favorite browser. The devServer automatically rebuilds tesseract.dev.js and worker.min.js when you change files in the src folder.

Building Static Files

After you've cloned the repo and run npm install as described in the Development Section, you can build static library files in the dist folder with

> npm run build

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