[arch-general] arch-general Digest, Vol 155, Issue 19

Stephan Fuchs stephan.fuchs at mailbox.org
Wed Sep 27 18:18:59 UTC 2017

Am Dienstag, den 26.09.2017, 12:00 +0000 schrieb arch-general-request at a
> On 25-09-17 17:15, Stephan Fuchs via arch-general wrote:
> > Hello!
> > 
> > I would like to ask if the program gscan2pdf could be included in
> > the
> > official arch repositories.
> > There are currently no
> > alternatives.
> >    
> > best regards
> > Stephan Fuchs
> > 
> Hi,
> [community] repo has 3 programs that could be an alternative :
> simple-scan (gtk3)
> scanlite (requires some kde libraries)
> gambas3-gb-scanner (a frontend for scanimage command, written in the 
> programming language gambas3 )
> What functionality does gscan2pdf bring that none of 3 alternatives 
> have ?


With all programs above I can scan - right.
I can also make an PDF of the scan.

With gscan2pdf I can scan many pages at once (fledbed scanner or ADF)
and convert all pages directly to PDF. In addition, OCR is performed.
And a pdf is generated with the text from OCR as hocr layer.
The special feature is that a searchable PDF can be created at once.
As far as I know it is not possible with simple-scan nor with
scanlite nor with gambas3-gb-scanner.
The special thing is that I can correct then OCR Text directly before I
save the file. 
And a few other things that simplify the work.

It is not just another scan program. 
It is the only program I know what allows archiving in this way.
best regards

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