Exita: Export Image to Ascii
Exita is a data export tool that functions like an OCR application but for a specific character set.
How: Exita reads in an image and breaks it apart into cells based on the height and width of the character set bitmap used (e.g. cp437-8×12). With each cell in an image, it tries to find a match and return the proper text character.
Exceptions: Some character sets like cp437 have dual-use characters that have a glyph when printed but are also used as control characters. These are handled by the “special characters” module which can be extended to support more character sets.
License and Use: Exita is LGPLv2 software and you are free to download, modify and use it. All I ask in return are any patches, bug reports and suggestions that you have. Github provides an issue tracking system here.
- Source: Github
- Linux binary (coming soon)
- Windows binary (coming soon)