OCR a PDF file

Super simple solution.

  1. Install tesseract and the corresponding data package for your language
  2. Install ocrmypdf either from AUR or pip.

If your document is scanned/has no text layer, run it as

ocrmypdf input.pdf output_with_text.pdf

If it does have text, it doesn't always merge cleanly. You can use –force-ocr but that rasterizes the file and makes it massive.

  • scripts/files/ocr_pdf_file.txt
  • Last modified: 2023-03-27 02:21
  • by Tony