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Fork of Tesseract Tools for Android.

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A fork of Tesseract Tools for Android (tesseract-android-tools) that adds some additional functions. Tesseract Tools for Android is a set of Android APIs and build files for the Tesseract OCR and Leptonica image processing libraries.

This project works with Tesseract v3.03. The required source code for Tesseract 3.03 and Leptonica 1.70 is included within the tess-two/jni folder.

The tess-two subdirectory contains tools for compiling the Tesseract and Leptonica libraries for use on the Android platform. It contains an Android library project that provides a Java API for accessing natively-compiled Tesseract and Leptonica APIs.


  • Android 2.2 or higher
  • A v3.02 trained data file for a language. Data files must be extracted to a subdirectory named tessdata.


The eyes-two subdirectory contains a second, separate library project with additional image processing code copied from the eyes-free project without modifications. It includes native functions for text detection, blurriness detection, optical flow detection, and thresholding. Building eyes-two is not necessary for using the Tesseract API.

While I haven't tested all the Eyes-two code, I've bundled it in this project alongside tess-two for convenience due to its dependency on Leptonica.


This project is set up to build on Android SDK Tools r22.3+ and Android NDK r9c+. The build works on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows 7/8. See Issues for reported build issues.

On 64-bit Ubuntu, you may need to install the ia32-libs 32-bit compatibility library.

To build tess-two, run the following commands in the terminal:

git clone git:// tess
cd tess
cd tess-two
android update project --path .
ant release

To build eyes-two, additionally run the following:

cd ..
cd eyes-two
android update project --path .
ant release

After building, the tess-two and eyes-two projects can be imported into Eclipse using File->Import->Existing Projects into Workspace.


While this project does not require Maven (and this project has not yet been registered in a Maven central repository), it can be integrated into a local Maven repository for convenience.


This project is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

 * Copyright 2011 Robert Theis
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