Tutorial for OCR program for Yiddish

Open Bitmap File

The main screen which appears when the program is started by clicking on Start, Programs, OCR program for Yiddish and OCR program for Yiddish.

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Setting the threshold for converting images from grayscale into black/white pixels by clicking on File and Set Threshold for converting gray into black/white....

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Opening the bitmap file with the text by clicking on File and Open Bitmap....

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The screen with the opened file - this is a screenshot of a text in PDF format from Raphael Finkel's website

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Associating images to letters

IMPORTANT: The Latin letter i and the Hebrew letter Alef without any nikud must be assigned to at least one image, otherwise the spaces between the letters cannot be recognized properly.

 

Creating a new file which will hold the images and associations to the letters by clicking on Preparing and New images for preparation....

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If you want to add more letters, opening an existing file with images and associations to the letters is possible by clicking on Preparing and Add images for preparations....

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To create a rectangle, place the mouse cursor at the left top of the rectangle, press the left mouse button, leave it pressed, move the mouse cursor to the right bottom of the rectangle and release the left mouse button.
In subsequent mouse movements, the rectangle's width and height will remain the same - you can force to set a new width and height with the next mouse action by clicking on File and Reset rectangle.

This rectangle is both used in preparing and character recognition.
By pressing the left mouse button while a rectangle is there, an action is performed (image to letter assignment when preparing or character recognition).

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By clicking on the 2, the image is selected for association

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By typing 2 in the edit field Enter directly, the character 2 is associated to the selected image

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By clicking on the final kaf, the image is selected for association

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By clicking on Select, you can select the name of the Hebrew letter which you want to associate

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By clicking on the alef with qamats, the image is selected for association

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A composite character should be also selected in the combo box whenever possible

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Remove associations of images to letters

 

Open a file with images and associated letters for viewing/removing by clicking on Preparing and Show/Remove images for preparation....

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Dialog box for viewing and removing individual images or whole letters

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Preparing for character recognition

Preparation is necessary when creating a new file or after adding or removing images

 

By clicking on Preparing and Prepare..., you have to select the file with the images and the associated letters

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Then you have to select a data file where to store settings for the current images

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Now you are ready for character recognition

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Performing character recognition

 

Opening the data file just created by clicking on Recognition and Start Recognition....

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Creating a new text file by clicking on Recognition and New Text Window!.

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Placing the two windows so that they can be accessed easily by clicking on the menu Window, menu item Tile Horizontally.

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By placing a rectangle over the text to be recognized with the mouse and pressing the left mouse button (or use the Return key to read subsequent lines easily), the recognized text appears in the status bar and in the text window if one is open. The text can be saved with Recognition, Save Text in Unicode 16-Bit format.

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Datei = File
Öffnen = Open
Speichern = Save
Abbrechen = Cancel
The screenshots are from version 1.1 and differ from the later versions