Character Recognition is an Android app that allows the user to take a photo (or use existing image files on the device) and then apply the Tesseract OCR engine to extract the text in the photo. It is currently supporting English text, but other language support will be added in the future.


The Tesseract OCR library was upgraded to version 3.01, with better accuracy and speed. Image rotation support was added, to allow images to be taken at different orientations and rotated into the proper up orientation. An about dialog box with version and license info was added.