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Re: OCR

Pranav Lal
 

Hi all,

Someone correct me if I am wrong but the last time I tried FineReader, it did not recognize text from within screen shots on a page. It just said "image". Kurzweil did. At that time, I attributed this to the difference between a blindness product and one designed for the sighted market.

Is this still the case?

Pranav


Re: Thunderbird announcing 0 in the message list before subject line

 

Hello all,

I think the "0" value is for the SPAM. By default Thunderbird displays a column which indicates if a message is SPAM or not. I don't know how this is presented graphically, but for screen readers it is probably presented with a binary value ("0" when it is not SPAM and "1" if it is SPAM).

______
Best wishes,
Kostadin Kolev

На 6.9.2020 г. в 19:34, Gene написа:

The add-on makes changing the order of already displayed columns easier. But the add-on doesn't allow you to change the columns that are displayed, or not displayed.  From everything I've read in the add-on help, it allows you to change the order in which the columns are displayed but it doesn't have a feature that allows you to change what columns are displayed or not, just the order of display.

I'm not sure what is causing the current problem, but changing the order of display may work around it.  For example, if the column being displayed shows a 0 and appears as the first column, changing the order to last would move it out of the way.  That is another possible way to solve the problem.

It might be easier than the way I suggested.  If the problem is the first column, you can move it down to the last, at which time the add-on tells you you can't move it further.  and the order of the columns in the list is the order in which they appear on screen.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2020 11:02 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Thunderbird announcing 0 in the message list before subject line

If you're an NVDA user and a Thunderbird user who wants to deal with checking what columns are displayed and/or moving and/or removing same, installing the Mozilla Apps Enhancements Add-On and using its features to do so makes life much, much easier.  See specifically the NVDA+H command at the very end of the page along with the CTRL+NVDA+1-9 command right above that.


Re: Thunderbird announcing 0 in the message list before subject line

Gene
 

The add-on makes changing the order of already displayed columns easier. But the add-on doesn't allow you to change the columns that are displayed, or not displayed. From everything I've read in the add-on help, it allows you to change the order in which the columns are displayed but it doesn't have a feature that allows you to change what columns are displayed or not, just the order of display.

I'm not sure what is causing the current problem, but changing the order of display may work around it. For example, if the column being displayed shows a 0 and appears as the first column, changing the order to last would move it out of the way. That is another possible way to solve the problem.

It might be easier than the way I suggested. If the problem is the first column, you can move it down to the last, at which time the add-on tells you you can't move it further. and the order of the columns in the list is the order in which they appear on screen.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2020 11:02 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Thunderbird announcing 0 in the message list before subject line

If you're an NVDA user and a Thunderbird user who wants to deal with checking what columns are displayed and/or moving and/or removing same, installing the Mozilla Apps Enhancements Add-On and using its features to do so makes life much, much easier. See specifically the NVDA+H command at the very end of the page along with the CTRL+NVDA+1-9 command right above that.
--


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A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

~ Oscar Wilde


Re: OCR

Rui Fontes
 

Why not send the results directly to Word?


Rui


Às 17:15 de 06/09/2020, Brian Vogel escreveu:

Rui,

          I have encountered this sort of thing when a given piece of software meant to do one thing very well, in this case OCR, gives a very primitive and half-posteriored method to do something it's not dedicated to doing.

          My solution has always been to save out the OCRed result to some file format you can open in another, dedicated editor that does work well and do the corrections there.  It's sometimes the only way I've found for dealing with this that prevents insanity (or mine, anyway).  In worst case scenarios it was a two-step process where the OCRed result went straight to PDF, and then the PDF was opened in MS-Word, which converts it to Word format as part of the open process.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

          ~ Oscar Wilde

 


Re: OCR

 

Rui,

          I have encountered this sort of thing when a given piece of software meant to do one thing very well, in this case OCR, gives a very primitive and half-posteriored method to do something it's not dedicated to doing.

          My solution has always been to save out the OCRed result to some file format you can open in another, dedicated editor that does work well and do the corrections there.  It's sometimes the only way I've found for dealing with this that prevents insanity (or mine, anyway).  In worst case scenarios it was a two-step process where the OCRed result went straight to PDF, and then the PDF was opened in MS-Word, which converts it to Word format as part of the open process.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

          ~ Oscar Wilde

 


Re: OCR

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!


Firstly, I didn't said that FineReader was fully accessible!

I just asked what was the problem with the acessibility of the menus...


Regarding the Editor window it is somehow accessible, but it is a strange window...

I have tried with a document, recognized almost completly correct to TXT format, but with errors on the Editor window... And trying to correct in that window is not possible...

By instance, in the Editor appears M RIA instead of MARIA, and I was unable to correct it...


After the recognition, press Control Tab and then Shift Control Tab... Maybe not the first time, but you will land in a edit area...


Rui Fontes



Às 16:40 de 06/09/2020, Cearbhall O'Meadhra escreveu:

Hi, Rui,

I am using FineReader 11 because I recognised its value as an OCR machine. The menus are perfectly accessible. However I cannot browse the document resulting from OCR nor can I make any edits to the document. The editor does not seem to be accessible. As you do find this program to be fully accessible, could you suggest how I might use the editor and view my pages in FineReader with NVDA?


All the best,

Cearbhall

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@blbc.ie


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rui Fontes
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR

What accessibility problems with FineReader menus?

I am using FineReader 14, and I have already installed FineReader 15 for costummers, and didn't notice any accessibility problems with the menus...


Rui Fontes


Às 08:29 de 06/09/2020, Shaun Everiss escreveu:
Well there are accessibility issues with the menus on abbyy.

Yeah textcloner pro uses the iris engine.

I only need ocr for the occasional bill or other typed document.

I have knfb reader for some other stuff, and for the rest if balabolka
or codex can't read it then they are probably not worth my time.

I do hope that they do get this fixed.

I have not invested in omnipage as such but still.

Even though I emailed finereader support well abbyy support about this
issue with menus and delays in nvda, it appears that they never fixed it.

It took ages till I even got an update and then I asked support about
my access fixes only to be told they were not completed.

You'd think they would actually, 1. give a higher priority to get
those fixed and also update sooner.

In sort I really want a program that is reliable and has good support.

As for omnipage, its not even owned by nuance.

Aparently the best abbyy version is v12 but while yes I have my
registration code I no longer have links that work for old abbyy 12.



On 6/09/2020 7:19 pm, Gene wrote:
Why are you disappointed? Also, unless this has changed, Text Cloner
didn't use as good OCR engines. It had two major selling points, one
that it is a very simple program and very easy to use, and two, that
it is inexpensive. In today's environment, I'm not sure either
carachteristic matters much any more and if the program is still more
simple, it may not be worth giving up the added accuracy of products
like Fine Reader and Omnipage. Those are questions those who use
newer versions of these programs will have to discuss to get current
information because things can change so much and so fast in programs.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2020 9:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR






Well good I brought text cloner when I did then.

Its not been updated since 2011 but yeah, at least I have textcloner
now.

I am quite disappointed with abbyyy and their latest finereader product.

I do use ocr and scanning but not as much as I usually did.

Interestingly when I checked you can still buy the product with paypal.

The company you buy from seems to be something completely different
but I am happy I got the program.

I don't use something like this to continuously update anyway.







On 6/09/2020 3:30 am, Robert Logue wrote:


I was going to try Text Cloner Pro but the company seems to be closed.


Text Cloner Pro - Premier AT Home




Start downloading link takes me a log in page with no option to join.




Emailed support and they said they are permanently closed. Actually
said"Sorry we are pertinently closed Does pertinently mean
temporary due to Covid:?I attached their reply.





I'm on vacation so will try the support number I found in another
message.


Text cloner support
1-888-514-9117





http://www.premierathome.com/products/TextClonerPro.php




I hope I can get it but I haven't even had a chance to try it. My
experience with ABBY in the past wasn't so good.





Bob


On 2020-01-08 4:43 p.m., Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io wrote:

i use abby


----- Original Message ----- From: Quentin Christensen
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:19 PM
Subject: [nvda] OCR

Good morning,

Has anyone compared OCR software lately? I had someone ask about
Omnipage 20. I know a few people use Abbyy Finereader, but I wasn't
sure how they compare or what other options are out there currently.

Kind regards

Quentin.



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Re: Thunderbird announcing 0 in the message list before subject line

 

If you're an NVDA user and a Thunderbird user who wants to deal with checking what columns are displayed and/or moving and/or removing same, installing the Mozilla Apps Enhancements Add-On and using its features to do so makes life much, much easier.  See specifically the NVDA+H command at the very end of the page along with the CTRL+NVDA+1-9 command right above that.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

          ~ Oscar Wilde

 


Re: OCR

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

Hi, Rui,

I am using FineReader 11 because I recognised its value as an OCR machine. The menus are perfectly accessible. However I cannot browse the document resulting from OCR nor can I make any edits to the document. The editor does not seem to be accessible. As you do find this program to be fully accessible, could you suggest how I might use the editor and view my pages in FineReader with NVDA?


All the best,

Cearbhall

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@blbc.ie

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rui Fontes
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR

What accessibility problems with FineReader menus?

I am using FineReader 14, and I have already installed FineReader 15 for costummers, and didn't notice any accessibility problems with the menus...


Rui Fontes


Às 08:29 de 06/09/2020, Shaun Everiss escreveu:
Well there are accessibility issues with the menus on abbyy.

Yeah textcloner pro uses the iris engine.

I only need ocr for the occasional bill or other typed document.

I have knfb reader for some other stuff, and for the rest if balabolka
or codex can't read it then they are probably not worth my time.

I do hope that they do get this fixed.

I have not invested in omnipage as such but still.

Even though I emailed finereader support well abbyy support about this
issue with menus and delays in nvda, it appears that they never fixed it.

It took ages till I even got an update and then I asked support about
my access fixes only to be told they were not completed.

You'd think they would actually, 1. give a higher priority to get
those fixed and also update sooner.

In sort I really want a program that is reliable and has good support.

As for omnipage, its not even owned by nuance.

Aparently the best abbyy version is v12 but while yes I have my
registration code I no longer have links that work for old abbyy 12.



On 6/09/2020 7:19 pm, Gene wrote:
Why are you disappointed? Also, unless this has changed, Text Cloner
didn't use as good OCR engines. It had two major selling points, one
that it is a very simple program and very easy to use, and two, that
it is inexpensive. In today's environment, I'm not sure either
carachteristic matters much any more and if the program is still more
simple, it may not be worth giving up the added accuracy of products
like Fine Reader and Omnipage. Those are questions those who use
newer versions of these programs will have to discuss to get current
information because things can change so much and so fast in programs.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2020 9:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR






Well good I brought text cloner when I did then.

Its not been updated since 2011 but yeah, at least I have textcloner
now.

I am quite disappointed with abbyyy and their latest finereader product.

I do use ocr and scanning but not as much as I usually did.

Interestingly when I checked you can still buy the product with paypal.

The company you buy from seems to be something completely different
but I am happy I got the program.

I don't use something like this to continuously update anyway.







On 6/09/2020 3:30 am, Robert Logue wrote:


I was going to try Text Cloner Pro but the company seems to be closed.


Text Cloner Pro - Premier AT Home




Start downloading link takes me a log in page with no option to join.




Emailed support and they said they are permanently closed. Actually
said"Sorry we are pertinently closed Does pertinently mean
temporary due to Covid:?I attached their reply.





I'm on vacation so will try the support number I found in another
message.


Text cloner support
1-888-514-9117





http://www.premierathome.com/products/TextClonerPro.php




I hope I can get it but I haven't even had a chance to try it. My
experience with ABBY in the past wasn't so good.





Bob


On 2020-01-08 4:43 p.m., Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io wrote:

i use abby


----- Original Message ----- From: Quentin Christensen
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:19 PM
Subject: [nvda] OCR

Good morning,

Has anyone compared OCR software lately? I had someone ask about
Omnipage 20. I know a few people use Abbyy Finereader, but I wasn't
sure how they compare or what other options are out there currently.

Kind regards

Quentin.





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Re: are there other people with the same problem?

P. Otter
 

thanks for it!
I'll  it a try!


Op 6-9-2020 om 16:03 schreef Sean:

Package manager.
You don't need to do anything. If you give the installation instruction and the package exists, it will be installed.


https://chocolatey.org/install

You will get rid of the inaccessible setups.
On 06/09/2020 15:42, P. Otter wrote:
what is that?
how do I use it?
curious greeting
paul otter


Op 6-9-2020 om 14:12 schreef Sean:

You can install with Chocolatey.

On 06/09/2020 14:53, P. Otter wrote:

hello all!
    I want to install the newest version of utorrent.
I'm working with the newest version of nvda 2020.2.
that is because this version of utorrent would contain less malware.
but it is while installing not accessible.
 is that only my problem or are there others with the same problem?
if so, what is at this moment a good accessible torrent client?
cheers
paul otter




--
Sean

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.


--
Sean

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.



Re: are there other people with the same problem?

Sean
 

Package manager.
You don't need to do anything. If you give the installation instruction and the package exists, it will be installed.


https://chocolatey.org/install

You will get rid of the inaccessible setups.

On 06/09/2020 15:42, P. Otter wrote:
what is that?
how do I use it?
curious greeting
paul otter


Op 6-9-2020 om 14:12 schreef Sean:

You can install with Chocolatey.

On 06/09/2020 14:53, P. Otter wrote:

hello all!
    I want to install the newest version of utorrent.
I'm working with the newest version of nvda 2020.2.
that is because this version of utorrent would contain less malware.
but it is while installing not accessible.
 is that only my problem or are there others with the same problem?
if so, what is at this moment a good accessible torrent client?
cheers
paul otter




--
Sean

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.


--
Sean

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.


Re: are there other people with the same problem?

P. Otter
 

what is that?
how do I use it?
curious greeting
paul otter


Op 6-9-2020 om 14:12 schreef Sean:

You can install with Chocolatey.

On 06/09/2020 14:53, P. Otter wrote:

hello all!
    I want to install the newest version of utorrent.
I'm working with the newest version of nvda 2020.2.
that is because this version of utorrent would contain less malware.
but it is while installing not accessible.
 is that only my problem or are there others with the same problem?
if so, what is at this moment a good accessible torrent client?
cheers
paul otter




--
Sean

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.



Re: are there other people with the same problem?

Sean
 

You can install with Chocolatey.

On 06/09/2020 14:53, P. Otter wrote:

hello all!
    I want to install the newest version of utorrent.
I'm working with the newest version of nvda 2020.2.
that is because this version of utorrent would contain less malware.
but it is while installing not accessible.
 is that only my problem or are there others with the same problem?
if so, what is at this moment a good accessible torrent client?
cheers
paul otter




--
Sean

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.


are there other people with the same problem?

P. Otter
 

hello all!
    I want to install the newest version of utorrent.
I'm working with the newest version of nvda 2020.2.
that is because this version of utorrent would contain less malware.
but it is while installing not accessible.
 is that only my problem or are there others with the same problem?
if so, what is at this moment a good accessible torrent client?
cheers
paul otter


Re: OCR

Rui Fontes
 

What accessibility problems with FineReader menus?

I am using FineReader 14, and I have already installed FineReader 15 for costummers, and didn't notice any accessibility problems with the menus...


Rui Fontes


Às 08:29 de 06/09/2020, Shaun Everiss escreveu:

Well there are accessibility issues with the menus on abbyy.

Yeah textcloner pro uses the iris engine.

I only need ocr for the occasional bill or other typed document.

I have knfb reader for some other stuff, and for the rest if balabolka or codex can't read it then they are probably not worth my time.

I do hope that they do get this fixed.

I have not invested in omnipage as such but still.

Even though I emailed finereader support well abbyy support about this issue with menus and delays in nvda, it appears that they never fixed it.

It took ages till I even got an update and then I asked support about my access fixes only to be told they were not completed.

You'd think they would actually, 1.  give a higher priority to get those fixed and also update sooner.

In sort I really want a program that is reliable and has good support.

As for omnipage, its not even owned by nuance.

Aparently the best abbyy version is v12 but while yes I have my registration code I no longer have links that work for old abbyy 12.



On 6/09/2020 7:19 pm, Gene wrote:
Why are you disappointed?  Also, unless this has changed, Text Cloner didn't use as good OCR engines. It had two major selling points, one that it is a very simple program and very easy to use, and two, that it is inexpensive. In today's environment, I'm not sure either carachteristic matters much any more and if the program is still more simple, it may not be worth giving up the added accuracy of products like Fine Reader and Omnipage.  Those are questions those who use newer versions of these programs will have to discuss to get current information because things can change so much and so fast in programs.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2020 9:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR






Well good I brought text cloner when I did then.

Its not been updated since 2011 but yeah, at least I have textcloner now.

I am quite disappointed with abbyyy and their latest finereader product.

I do use ocr and scanning but not as much as I usually did.

Interestingly when I checked you can still buy the product with paypal.

The company you buy from seems to be something completely different but I am happy I got the program.

I don't use something like this to continuously update anyway.







On 6/09/2020 3:30 am, Robert Logue wrote:


I was going to try Text Cloner Pro but the company seems to be closed.


Text Cloner Pro - Premier AT Home




Start downloading link takes me a log in page with no option to join.




Emailed support and they said they are permanently closed. Actually said"Sorry we are pertinently  closed  Does pertinently mean temporary due to Covid:?I attached their reply.





I'm on vacation so will try the support number I found in another message.


Text cloner support
1-888-514-9117





http://www.premierathome.com/products/TextClonerPro.php




I hope I can get it but I haven't even had a chance to try it. My experience with ABBY in the past wasn't so good.





Bob


On 2020-01-08 4:43 p.m., Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io wrote:

i use abby


----- Original Message ----- From: Quentin Christensen
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:19 PM
Subject: [nvda] OCR

Good morning,

Has anyone compared OCR software lately?   I had someone ask about Omnipage 20.  I know a few people use Abbyy Finereader, but I wasn't sure how they compare or what other options are out there currently.

Kind regards

Quentin.


Re: I had a good scare

Gene
 

Ron and all

Your description of the show desktop button isn't my understanding of
the button. It doesn't match what the button does in Windows 7 nor
what I have read that it does in Windows 10.
I did a search for show desktop button Windows 10 and saw this
explanation. I'm not sure what site it came from, I can find out if
desired but anyone can do a search for what I searched for and check
this information, which I believe is accurate.
The Show Desktop button is a small rectangle in the far-right bottom
corner of the Windows desktop. It is much smaller than it was in
Windows 7, but clicking on the sliver at the end of the taskbar will
minimize all of the open Windows and provide immediate access to the
Windows desktop.

In other words, the show desktop button does what Windows key m does
for keyboard users, according to this information.

Gene

On 9/5/20, Arlene <nedster66@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi list: Tonight when I took a windows update, I had a real scare! I had no
desktop icon. When I hit windows X I snooped around in there and there I
found desktop. I hit it and the Icon came back. If that happens to you you
hit windows x arrow around until you find it.When you hear desktop, hit
enter and you are there. Hit start menue to make sure you have the icon and
it will be there. Then you will find your desktop icon.



Sent from Mail for Windows 10




Re: Thunderbird announcing 0 in the message list before subject line

Gene
 

This might or might not help, but a column may be being displayed in that folder that isn't in others. I am not aware of a column that would show 0 before all or most messages but while you are in that folder, you can try the following:
I am giving desktop commands. I don't use or know laptop commands:
Make sure you are in object navigation, NVDA key numpad one until you hear object navigation or no previous navigation modes.
Then use the command NVDA key numpad 4. You will be on a button that says show columns to display.
Actoivate it with the command nvda key numpad enter, which is the bottom long key at the right of the numpad.
A menu will open. You can down arrow through all sorts of items. You can experiment by unchecking one at a time, then closing the menu with escape and seeing what happens when you move through the message list.
You check or uncheck items by pressing enter on them. Unlike most menus in general, in this menu, checking or unchecking something doesn't cause the menu to close. You can go up or down it, checking or unchecking anything you like and you can check and then uncheck something if you change your mind by pressing enter on it again. For testing, I think you should uncheck one item at a time, then, if it doesn't solve the problem, open the menu again, check it again, then uncheck the next one down, etc.

You may want to wait for other information or suggestions since testing in this way might take some time and be somewhat tedious. If you have done any rearranging of the order of columns, don't press the restore column order. That sets columns back to their default order and you will have to rearrange them again.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Wolak
Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2020 1:47 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Thunderbird announcing 0 in the message list before subject line

Hi all,

I'm running Windows10 2004, build 19041.450 as well as NVDA 2020.2 and
Thunderbird 78.2.1.

In one of my inboxes, Thunderbird is announcing 0 in the message list
before each message subject is read.

This started happening all of a sudden recently, although I have no idea
how.

This also doesn't happen in any other folders.

I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas on what could be causing this?

Thanks,


Daniel


Re: OCR

 

Well there are accessibility issues with the menus on abbyy.

Yeah textcloner pro uses the iris engine.

I only need ocr for the occasional bill or other typed document.

I have knfb reader for some other stuff, and for the rest if balabolka or codex can't read it then they are probably not worth my time.

I do hope that they do get this fixed.

I have not invested in omnipage as such but still.

Even though I emailed finereader support well abbyy support about this issue with menus and delays in nvda, it appears that they never fixed it.

It took ages till I even got an update and then I asked support about my access fixes only to be told they were not completed.

You'd think they would actually, 1.  give a higher priority to get those fixed and also update sooner.

In sort I really want a program that is reliable and has good support.

As for omnipage, its not even owned by nuance.

Aparently the best abbyy version is v12 but while yes I have my registration code I no longer have links that work for old abbyy 12.

On 6/09/2020 7:19 pm, Gene wrote:
Why are you disappointed?  Also, unless this has changed, Text Cloner didn't use as good OCR engines.  It had two major selling points, one that it is a very simple program and very easy to use, and two, that it is inexpensive. In today's environment, I'm not sure either carachteristic matters much any more and if the program is still more simple, it may not be worth giving up the added accuracy of products like Fine Reader and Omnipage.  Those are questions those who use newer versions of these programs will have to discuss to get current information because things can change so much and so fast in programs.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2020 9:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR






Well good I brought text cloner when I did then.

Its not been updated since 2011 but yeah, at least I have textcloner now.

I am quite disappointed with abbyyy and their latest finereader product.

I do use ocr and scanning but not as much as I usually did.

Interestingly when I checked you can still buy the product with paypal.

The company you buy from seems to be something completely different but I am happy I got the program.

I don't use something like this to continuously update anyway.







On 6/09/2020 3:30 am, Robert Logue wrote:


I was going to try Text Cloner Pro but the company seems to be closed.


Text Cloner Pro - Premier AT Home




Start downloading link takes me a log in page with no option to join.




Emailed support and they said they are permanently closed. Actually said"Sorry we are pertinently  closed  Does pertinently mean temporary due to Covid:?I attached their reply.





I'm on vacation so will try the support number I found in another message.


Text cloner support
1-888-514-9117





http://www.premierathome.com/products/TextClonerPro.php




I hope I can get it but I haven't even had a chance to try it.  My experience with ABBY in the past wasn't so good.





Bob


On 2020-01-08 4:43 p.m., Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io wrote:

i use abby


----- Original Message ----- From: Quentin Christensen
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:19 PM
Subject: [nvda] OCR

Good morning,

Has anyone compared OCR software lately?   I had someone ask about Omnipage 20.  I know a few people use Abbyy Finereader, but I wasn't sure how they compare or what other options are out there currently.

Kind regards

Quentin.


Re: OCR

Gene
 

Why are you disappointed? Also, unless this has changed, Text Cloner didn't use as good OCR engines. It had two major selling points, one that it is a very simple program and very easy to use, and two, that it is inexpensive. In today's environment, I'm not sure either carachteristic matters much any more and if the program is still more simple, it may not be worth giving up the added accuracy of products like Fine Reader and Omnipage. Those are questions those who use newer versions of these programs will have to discuss to get current information because things can change so much and so fast in programs.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2020 9:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR






Well good I brought text cloner when I did then.

Its not been updated since 2011 but yeah, at least I have textcloner now.

I am quite disappointed with abbyyy and their latest finereader product.

I do use ocr and scanning but not as much as I usually did.

Interestingly when I checked you can still buy the product with paypal.

The company you buy from seems to be something completely different but I am happy I got the program.

I don't use something like this to continuously update anyway.







On 6/09/2020 3:30 am, Robert Logue wrote:


I was going to try Text Cloner Pro but the company seems to be closed.


Text Cloner Pro - Premier AT Home




Start downloading link takes me a log in page with no option to join.




Emailed support and they said they are permanently closed. Actually said"Sorry we are pertinently closed Does pertinently mean temporary due to Covid:?I attached their reply.





I'm on vacation so will try the support number I found in another message.


Text cloner support
1-888-514-9117





http://www.premierathome.com/products/TextClonerPro.php




I hope I can get it but I haven't even had a chance to try it. My experience with ABBY in the past wasn't so good.





Bob


On 2020-01-08 4:43 p.m., Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io wrote:

i use abby


----- Original Message -----
From: Quentin Christensen
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:19 PM
Subject: [nvda] OCR

Good morning,

Has anyone compared OCR software lately? I had someone ask about Omnipage 20. I know a few people use Abbyy Finereader, but I wasn't sure how they compare or what other options are out there currently.

Kind regards

Quentin.


--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Web: www.nvaccess.org
Training: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
Certification: https://certification.nvaccess.org/
User group: https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess


Re: OCR

Gene
 

I haven't tried Kurzweil for many years. If they are still updating the OCR in the program, it should be roughly equivalent, as I found it to be in the past. I don't know how you might intend to use the program but it isn't worth spending about 1,000 dollars unless you specifically intend to use features other than the OCR in Kurzweil. Its been a long time since I looked at price information for Omnipage and Fine Reader but they are much less expensive, being off the shelf programs and not having to amortize their development costs over a very small user base.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Bhavya shah
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2020 5:48 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR

Dear all,

I have mostly seen comments on Omnipage and Fine Reader so far. What
do you think about Kurzweil and how does its accuracy and feature set
compare with these? Thoughts appreciated.

Thanks.

On 9/5/20, Robert Logue <bobcat11@shaw.ca> wrote:
I was going to try Text Cloner Pro but the company seems to be closed.

Text Cloner Pro - Premier AT Home


Start downloading link takes me a log in page with no option to join.


Emailed support and they said they are permanently closed. Actually
said"Sorry we are pertinently closed Does pertinently mean temporary
due to Covid:?I attached their reply.


I'm on vacation so will try the support number I found in another message.

Text cloner support
1-888-514-9117


http://www.premierathome.com/products/TextClonerPro.php


I hope I can get it but I haven't even had a chance to try it. My
experience with ABBY in the past wasn't so good.


Bob

On 2020-01-08 4:43 p.m., Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io wrote:

i use abby

----- Original Message -----
*From:* Quentin Christensen <mailto:quentin@nvaccess.org>
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Sent:* Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:19 PM
*Subject:* [nvda] OCR

Good morning,

Has anyone compared OCR software lately? I had someone ask about
Omnipage 20. I know a few people use Abbyy Finereader, but I
wasn't sure how they compare or what other options are out there
currently.

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org>
Training: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
Certification: https://certification.nvaccess.org/
User group: https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess <https://twitter.com/NVAccess>




--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah
Stanford University | Class of 2024
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/


Thunderbird announcing 0 in the message list before subject line

Daniel Wolak <danielwolak97@...>
 
Edited

Hi all,

I'm running Windows10 2004, build 19041.450 as well as NVDA 2020.2 and Thunderbird 78.2.1.

In one of my inboxes, NVDA is announcing 0 in the message list before each message subject is read.

This started happening all of a sudden recently, although I have no idea how.

This also doesn't happen in any other folders.

I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas on what could be causing this?

Thanks,


Daniel

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