Best way to use Xamarin.Tesseract is to add Nuget package to your project.
//Android TesseractApi api = new TesseractApi (context, AssetsDeployment.OncePerVersion); //iOS TesseractApi api = new TesseractApi (); await api.Init ("eng"); await api.SetImage("image_path"); string text = api.Text;
You will also need tessdata files for the languges you need.
In Android application
tessdata folder should be in your assets directory and files should be marked as
AndroidAssets. In iOS project
testate should be in
Resources and files should be marked as
BundleResource. You can add more than one language in the same folder. In this case use "+"-separated list of languages to initialise
Tesseract.Xamarin is distributed under the MIT license (see LICENSE). Tesseract, maintained by Google (http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/), is distributed under the Apache 2.0 license (see http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0). Tesseract OCR iOS is distributed under MIT license (https://github.com/gali8/Tesseract-OCR-iOS/blob/master/LICENSE.md). tess-two is distributed under Apache 2.0 license (https://github.com/rmtheis/tess-two/blob/master/COPYING).