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#1 Assel

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:39 PM

Hello,

 

My father asked me to archive some old documents from his parents. These documents are nearly 80 years old and written in an old german style called Sütterlin.

So, the first problem is that I have to scan some small books. I can scan them page by page but after that I have 20 documents and I want all the pages in one document.

XSane is okay but the time for changing a page is to short to handle such an old document.

 

The final question is: Which scan program are you using and why? :)

 

 

Greetings from Germany

 

 





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#2 The waiter

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 05:11 PM

If I understood properly, this should help

 

http://www.xsane.org...tipage-doc.html

 

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:11 PM

Nice find The Waiter. I was just going to suggest converting the images to a pdf after the fact. Libreoffice as well as many other programs could do that. I bet there is some CLI foo that would compile a group of images in to a pdf as well.



#4 The waiter

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:13 PM

Thx birdmun. Frankly I did not know the Xsane can do that. I just googled it and it surprised me...



#5 Randy

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 02:56 AM

simple-scan when set to scan document, will create multiple page .pdf's


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 03:01 AM

Hello,

 

My father asked me to archive some old documents from his parents. These documents are nearly 80 years old and written in an old german style called Sütterlin.

So, the first problem is that I have to scan some small books. I can scan them page by page but after that I have 20 documents and I want all the pages in one document.

XSane is okay but the time for changing a page is to short to handle such an old document.

 

The final question is: Which scan program are you using and why? :)

 

 

Greetings from Germany

 

One page per session is fine.

 

You can combine it after. :)

 

https://askubuntu.co...veral-pdf-files



#7 Assel

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:28 AM

Sorry but I have'nt had time to test yet. Will give it a try on my weekend.

 

Thanks for the answers.



#8 Assel

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:27 AM

Tiiihhiiihihime was on my side, yesterday.

Okay, stop that creepy singing.

 

I have tried XSane with the multipage function and it works very good. This drop-down menu I have totally overlooked...

Also I have tried Simplescan but the look and feel is nothing for me.

 

The procedure with scanning  page by page and combining it after is a great hint too but it takes a lot of time. I will keep this in mind.

 

Now going to the second step and try to find a OCR software which can "read" this ancient font cause I can only read 50% of it.

 

Thanks a lot.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:22 AM

Tiiihhiiihihime was on my side, yesterday.

Okay, stop that creepy singing.

 

I have tried XSane with the multipage function and it works very good. This drop-down menu I have totally overlooked...

Also I have tried Simplescan but the look and feel is nothing for me.

 

The procedure with scanning  page by page and combining it after is a great hint too but it takes a lot of time. I will keep this in mind.

 

Now going to the second step and try to find a OCR software which can "read" this ancient font cause I can only read 50% of it.

 

Thanks a lot.

 

Off topics.

 

Is there such an OCR exist? I doubt it. :D



#10 The waiter

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:19 AM

I use tesseract for OCR. Really powerful tool. The only con is it does not respect text formating. So the output will be the raw text...
Try it and you will see if fulfills your needs.

https://github.com/t.../tesseract/wiki




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