When comparing Cuneiform vs GOCR, the Slant community recommends GOCR for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux OCR programs?” GOCR is ranked 1st while Cuneiform is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose GOCR is:
GOCR is very easy to use and it's callable from the command line. Just type `gocr -h` and you will have all the available commands with the needed information on how to use them.
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Pro Preserves formatting
Besides offering pretty good text recognition, it also preserves the formatting and text differences.
Pro Spell checker
Cuneiform has a spell checker included which helps with correcting errors.
Pro Easy, straightforward use
GOCR is very easy to use and it's callable from the command line. Just type
gocr -h and you will have all the available commands with the needed information on how to use them.
Pro Can be used with different frontends
Since GOCR is compatible with multiple different frontends, it can be very easy to port it to different operating systems.
Con Does not support PDF
Cuneiform has no support for converting PDF files to text format.
Con Couldn't OCR a clean pdf saved to file (containing images only), converted to pnm (GOCR native format)
Con Fails with multiline layouts
GOCR does not work very well with multiline layouts.