Tesseract OCR 4.0.0 release notes

This page keeps the most up-to-date release notes.

New OCR engine
Added a new OCR engine that uses neural network system based on LSTMs, with major accuracy gains.
This includes new training tools for the LSTM OCR engine. A new model can be trained from scratch or by fine tuning an existing model.
Added trained data that includes LSTM models to 123 languages.
Added optional accelerated code paths for the LSTM recognizer:
Using OpenMP
Using SIMD: AVX2 / AVX / SSE4.1

Added a new parameter lstm_choice_mode that allows to include alternative symbol choices in the hOCR output.
The new LSTM engine still does not support all features from the old legacy engine (see missing features).

Other OCR engines
The pattern matching OCR engine that was the primary OCR engine in previous versions is still available in this version.
Removed the ‘Cube’ OCR engine from the codebase. It was used for Hindi and for Arabic. The New LSTM engine performs much better,

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KDE Connect 1.10 released

Today we released version 1.10 of the KDE Connect Android app. Therefore it’s time again to share what we’ve been working on.
Targeting Android Oreo
As of this month app updates uploaded to Google Play need to target Android 8. This has several implications. Targeting Oreo comes with an updated Support Library, which forces us to drop support for Android 4.0 and below. According to our Google Play data this will affect approximately 400 users. We are very sorry about that, but these users won’t receive further updates. Furthermore, Android Oreo introduced some restrictions in regard to apps running in the background. In the future in order to be able to run in the background KDE Connect needs to show a persistent notification. The good news is that you can hide the notification. The (slightly) bad news is that we cannot do it by default. To hide the notification you need to long-press it

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A Swedish ISP has blocked Elsevier’s website in protest for forcing it to block Sci-Hub

Bahnhof’s page blocking access to Sci-Hub. (Screenshot: TechCrunch)
A little known fact about Swedes: when they get angry, they will often scribble down a note on paper — sometimes anonymously — and leave it where it will be seen, rather than confront a person face-to-face.
One extremely angry Swedish pro-freedom internet provider took that passive aggression to a whole new level.
On Thursday, Stockholm-based Bahnhof was ordered by a Swedish copyright court to block Sci-Hub, a pirate site dedicated to free access to academic papers and research. The site, operated by a Kazakh student Alexandra Elbakyan, has faced court orders and threats of site blocks across Europe, following lawsuits from academic publishers like Elsevier, which brought the most recent case.
Bahnhof was forced to block 20 domains associated with Sci-Hub, according to the company’s response to the court order.
Resigned to the fact that it was unlikely to win an appeal, the internet provider called

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Microsoft Working on Porting Sysinternals To Linux

An anonymous reader writes: A Microsoft exec has confirmed yesterday that the company’s engineers are working on porting the highly popular Sysinternals software package to Linux. Microsoft engineers have already ported the ProcDump utility and are currently working on porting ProcMon as well. More tools to follow. Microsoft’s decision to port this highly popular debugging utility to Linux comes after two months ago, in September, Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s executive vice president of the cloud and enterprise group, revealed that “sometimes slightly over half of Azure VMs are Linux.” With Linux’s growing adoption as the preferred OS for running Azure VMs, it’s only natural that Azure engineers are now looking into porting their favorite debugging utilities to Linux, for both themselves but also for the company’s customers.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Locast is a Nonprofit that Offers Free Local TV Streaming

Can an upstart nonprofit called Locast succeed where the now defunct Aereo service failed and find a way to deliver local TV broadcasts over the Internet without incurring the wrath of the federal government, not to mention Comcast?
Aeroe, for those who remember, claimed that it used arrays of antennas—one per subscriber——o capture OTA (over the air) TV broadcasts and deliver them to viewers via Internet streaming. The company was quickly sued and put out of business!
The idea behind Locast, which went national on August 2, 2018 and is expanding, is that there is a federal law which allows a nonprofit organization to boost local OTA TV signals—to “translate” them in the parlance of the law—with the goal of expanding the range of local TV coverage. So, Locast is structured as a nonprofit, and so far it has not been sued. If you want to read the actual law used as

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