The Tesseract OCR Engine is a powerful open source text recognition engine, designed specifically for machine-printed text (fonts). Tesseract can be trained to both improve recognition accuracy, as well as teach it new languages. Training Tesseract is just another way of saying adding new fonts to tesseract. Training Tesseract 3.02 can be difficult for the novice though, as the official instructions are long and complex. We built a simple Python script to >somewhat< automate the Tesseract 3.02 language file build process.
Usage of this script assumes Python and Tesseract are both installed correctly on computer, and also that you have already generated your training text and box files. If you have not generated your training text yet, here is one of the simplest methods to do so:
python traininscript.py language fontname
This project is hosted on GitHub, and can be downloaded there:
March 18, 2013: Original Release