How to install Tesseract on Linux

How to install Tesseract on Linux

This guide will take you through the steps of installing Tesseract under Linux.

Step 1: Update Your Package List

Before you begin the installation, it's a good practice to update your package list. Open a terminal and execute:

sudo apt-get update

This command ensures that you have access to the latest versions of packages and their dependencies.

Step 2: Install Tesseract-OCR

Now, to install Tesseract Linux users can use the apt-get command. This is a straightforward and efficient way to install Tesseract-OCR:

sudo apt-get install tesseract-ocr

This command downloads and installs the Tesseract OCR engine on your Linux system.

Step 3: Verifying the Installation

After installation, it's always a good idea to verify that Tesseract is installed correctly. You can do this by checking its version:

tesseract --version

If Tesseract is installed correctly, this command will display the installed version of Tesseract-OCR.

Step 4: (Optional) Install Additional Language Packs

If you need OCR capabilities in languages other than English, Tesseract supports numerous languages which you can install:

sudo apt-get install tesseract-ocr-[langcode]

Replace [langcode] with the appropriate language code, like tesseract-ocr-deu for German.