What’s the state of the art for free OCR (Japanese specifically)? Is Tesseract still the best option?

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Sounds like the consensus is that there are some promising developments but currently Tesseract is still the strongest option.

@misty I cannot speak about Japanese, but we use on a daily basis Tesseract for European languages (also Cyrillic using ones) and we are happy with. It also allows to catch intertitles of silent films written in Fraktur (the old German alphabet) even when it’s a handwritten letter. Therefore I presume that it works quite fine for Japanese as well.

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