Neil J Mann wrote: The King's Garden Center is a resource that is completely new to me -- many thanks, Paul, for pointing it out, since there seem to be some interesting texts gathered here. The Boehme texts seem to be largely the same as Pass the Word's (titles, formating etc) , but I'll do some further searching tonight.
3. You will need 7-Zip or a similar program to decompress the .gz file. Decompress the file to the tessdata subdirectory of FreeOCR.
4. Now rename the deu-frak.traineddata file, otherwise it won't show up in the FreeOCR language list, since deu is already used for standard German.
I renamed the file to ger.traineddata – the language will then show as ger.
Away you go...
You can process both scanned files and .pdfs which you have downloaded from the Internet, although I didn't get particularly good results with Google Books.
Not perfect but a huge timesaver!
N.B. I found it ran OK under Windows 7 but I had problems with the dreadful Windows 8.
There are also versions available for Linux, Mac etc.
does a pretty good job of OCR'ing Fraktur and Schwabacher files.
Just save the download in Foxit as a .TXT file. This should OCR it reasonably well into Antiqua, though it doesn't seem to work with certain files. If it doesn't work with your file, search around for an alternative source file using Wikisource: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page