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[idea] OCR scan URL in print and open it in web browser

asked 2014-10-12 23:24:37 +0300

Lars Maria gravatar image

Scanning barcodes is fun, but wouldn't it be nice to be able to OCR scan a printed webb address (www.company.com) in a magazine, news paper, leaflet or whatever, and automagically have it open in your web browser?

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Throw in QR Codes too ;)

ozzi ( 2014-10-13 12:42:51 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-06-20 14:04:09 +0300

updated 2015-06-20 14:05:18 +0300

There's now native OCR app (Textractor) available in the Jolla store. It should be able to read urls too with tolerable accuracy. Test (this is ideal case) image and results:

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https://together.jolla.com/question/58703/idea-ocr-scan-url-in-print—and—open-it—in—web—browser/

Not 100% correct but the link works :)

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on Jolla C the application opens, offers to select a dictionary and then never ends loading that dictionary. I tried with english and german.

Flight406 ( 2016-08-31 22:46:46 +0300 )edit
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