What’s New in Textract
New OCR engine
Recognition of fonts unknown to Windows
PDF documents processing
Native recognition of smoothed fonts
Some bugs fixed
Better support for Windows Vista, 7 and 8. New installation directories. Some bugs fixed.
Introduce Scenarios subsystem, a major enchancent to the basic Textract functionality.
Capture scenarios are independent of application restarting (HWNDs), movement/resizing of it’s window and and subwindows (splitters, MDI).
Scenario Editor.exe – Make fast-and-easy automated capture scenarios
Scenario.DLL – extension of Text capture library in the form of a dynamic link library.
Scenario.DOC – Scenario user’s manual.
Scenario.H – a C/C++ header file, with API for Scenario.DLL.
Scenario.LIB – a stub library for C/C++ linker to link to Scenario.DLL.
ScenarioNET.dl – lScenarios are supported for .NET. C# example is included
Textract Wizard. Simple introduction to Textract and daily helpful tool.
More use examples. ScenarioTest.exe, ScenarioTestNET.exe – a compiled example of scenario use.
Scroll window capture. Get all contents with two clicks.
Windows XP Clear Type support.
Some bugs fixed.
Improved capture of DOS console fonts (Terminal and Lucida Bold)
Fragmented text capture: Capture entire form, dialog, grid or other fragmented area with single selection. Capture whole 3D objects, like buttons, menus and edit fields
Better capture for underlined and accented text
Improved recognition speed. New text recognition engine opens major version release. Includes: Capture of underlined text, like web/email addresses. Support for small serif fonts like Times 8, MS Serif 8. Capture mixed fonts, font sizes, styles (bold, underlined), colors on the same line. International support for accented characters (umlauts). Several bugs fixed.
New text recognition engine opens major version release. Includes: Capture of underlined text, like web/email addresses. Support for small serif fonts like Times 8, MS Serif 8. Capture mixed fonts, font sizes, styles (bold, underlined), colors on the same line. International support for accented characters (umlauts). New flag dfCharColor (/charcolor) for supporting a color of character in verbose format added. Several bugs fixed.
For better evaluation, Textract Trial becomes available, with real capturing/recognition engine BMP files 1,4,16,24,32bpp uncompressed; RLE4, RLE8 compressed are now supported
Added OCX control for Textract Added Visual Basic example for Textract Improved MSVC example for Textract Cosmetic fixes
All methods of TextractSource are implemented
April’1, 1999. We gave our first version of Textract number 1.4. This release uses the same engine as http://188.8.131.52/kleptomania, our most known product.