Where is the documentation?

Asked by Stefan Sordon on 2009-06-09

Hy Guys,

where can i found the documentation of cuneiform? On the command-line i become only an:

   Cuneiform for Linux 0.7.0
   Usage: cuneiform[-l languagename -f format --dotmatrix --fax -o result_file] imagefile

* Which languagenames, outputformats and inputformats supports cuneiform?
* Which resolution in X & Y pixel
* witch colour depth
* what means --fax
* what means --dotmatrix

thanks, Stefan

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Yury V. Zaytsev (zyv) said : #1

The readme.txt is a good starting point.

1)

zyv@mypride:~/Desktop$ cuneiform -f
Cuneiform for Linux 0.6.0
Supported formats:
    html HTML format
    hocr hOCR HTML format
    native Cuneiform 2000 format
    rtf RTF format
    smarttext plain text with TeX paragraphs
    text plain text

2)

zyv@mypride:~/Desktop$ cuneiform -l
Cuneiform for Linux 0.6.0
Supported languages: eng ger fra rus swe spa ita ruseng ukr srp hrv pol dan por dut cze rum hun bul slo lav lit est tur.

3) Everything which is supported by ImageMagick.

4) Fax = the image is a fax, dotmatrix = the image is a scanned printout of a matrix printer.

Use b/w 300 dpi and for better results.

2009/6/10 Yury V. Zaytsev <email address hidden>

> Question #73776 on Cuneiform for Linux changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/cuneiform-linux/+question/73776
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Yury V. Zaytsev proposed the following answer:
> The readme.txt is a good starting point.
>
> 1)
>
> zyv@mypride:~/Desktop$ cuneiform -f
> Cuneiform for Linux 0.6.0
> Supported formats:
> html HTML format
> hocr hOCR HTML format
> native Cuneiform 2000 format
> rtf RTF format
> smarttext plain text with TeX paragraphs
> text plain text
>
> 2)
>
> zyv@mypride:~/Desktop$ cuneiform -l
> Cuneiform for Linux 0.6.0
> Supported languages: eng ger fra rus swe spa ita ruseng ukr srp hrv pol dan
> por dut cze rum hun bul slo lav lit est tur.
>
> 3) Everything which is supported by ImageMagick.
>
> 4) Fax = the image is a fax, dotmatrix = the image is a scanned printout
> of a matrix printer.
>
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Stefan Sordon (stefan-sordon) said : #3

Thanks for your responses.

What means b/w exactly?

 * Black and White with 2 Bit
 * Gray 16 colour
 * Gray 256 colour

Or is it not important, since cuneiform convert the image with ImageMagick in an cuneiform readable format?
If so, can i scan in color with 300 dpi, and cuneiform do the rest for me with ImageMagick helping hands?

Best Yury V. Zaytsev (zyv) said : #4

B/W means exactly "black and white" (=2 bit color). To get the best results just do the preprocessing before feeding the image to Cuneiform.

Stefan Sordon (stefan-sordon) said : #5

Thanks Yury V. Zaytsev, that solved my question.