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Handwritten-text recognition (HTR)

Tools for recognising handwritten text in images, or HTR, are listed on this page.


Free to use on a small scale; you need to pay to run HTR on larger numbers of pages. Transkribus is run by the European cooperative society READ-COOP. Member institutions and persons have more credits for using Transkribus HTR.


Transkribus needs to store your images on their servers for analysis and HTR to work.


Monk was developed at the RUG. It is not possible to create an account without permission of the creators.


eScriptorium is an open-source platform for HTR, developed as part of the PSL Scripta project. Permission from the project partners is needed to use the platform, or you need to set up your own service.

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