[Athen] Which Software are folks using for Ebook Production?

Ron ronrstewart at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 11:05:22 PDT 2014

As to you OCR product each has its strength and weaknesses. For staff
without a high level of technology comfort I would stick with ABBYY, for
complex content or small fonts Omni is the better choice but has a pretty
steep learning curve.

Ron Stewart

On Thursday, July 10, 2014, Ron <ronrstewart at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would go the Abby route, the Dolphin product uses Word as the

> intermediate environment and you do not have the level of control of the

> OCR process that you really need. I have not been following the Eclipse

> product of late but the last time I looked it used proprietary markup that

> required their reader to fully utilize.


> If your end goal is Daisy then you can use the save as daisy plugin to

> achieve similar but much more flexible outcomes.


> Ron Stewart


> On Thursday, July 10, 2014, Al Puzzuoli <alpuzz at msu.edu

> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','alpuzz at msu.edu');>> wrote:


>> Hi everyone,


>> We are currently using a version of ABBYY Finereader that is several

>> years old. We are trying to decide whether we should upgrade to ABBYY 12,

>> or consider other options, such as the dolphin and IRTI products. We would

>> like flexibility to produce well marked up content in whatever format the

>> student requests, while still maintaining a workflow that is as simple as

>> possible. I’d be curious as to what others are using, and what the

>> advantages, as well as disadvantages are to those products.


>> Many thanks,


>> Al Puzzuoli


>> Information Technologist


>> Michigan State University,


>> Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, 120 Bessey Hall East

>> Lansing, MI 48824-1033


>> 517-884-1915


>> http://www.rcpd.msu.edu



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