OK so sorry
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Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-in-WB] Vote for Google OCR-Wikisource integration in2015community
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On 1 December 2015 at 20:22, AKB <akb.now(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> What about Sanskrit India's first international language.
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> Subject: [Wikimedia-in-WB] Vote for Google OCR-Wikisource integration in
> 2015community wishlist
> For a long time Indic languages Wikisource projects depended totally
> on manual proofreading, which not only wasted a lot of time, but also
> a lot of energy. Recently Google has released OCR software for more
> than 20 Indic languages, along with other Asian languages. This
> software is far far better and accurate than the previous OCRs. But it
> has many limitations. Uploading the same large file two times (one
> time for Google OCR and another at Commons) is not an easy solution
> for most of the contributors, as Internet connection is way slow in
> India. Now if we develop a tool which can feed the uploaded pdf or
> djvu files of Commons directly to Google OCRs, so that uploading them
> 2 times can be avoided.
> This was proposed in 2015 community wishlist. Now, as the voting
> procedure for the wishlist has been started, the proposal needs your
> support. Please follow the link-
> FYI, this proposal was also accepted as a highest priority need at the
> 2015 Wikisource Conference in Vienna.
> Bodhisattwa Mandal
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