Windows: how to install tesseract


Step 1: install Cygwin

Read this article: http://tutorialspots.com/how-to-install-ssh-daemon-on-windows-2954.html

Step 2: install apt-cyg

Read this article: http://tutorialspots.com/how-to-add-packages-after-install-cygwin-3237.html

Step 3: install tesseract

List all tesseract packages: https://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-grep.cgi?grep=tesseract&arch=x86_64

Example install libtesseract ocr v5: apt-cyg install libtesseract-ocr_5

$ apt-cyg install libtesseract-ocr_5
Installing libtesseract-ocr_5
--2022-06-16 15:39:44--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/tesser
act-ocr/libtesseract-ocr_5/libtesseract-ocr_5-5.0.0-1.tar.xz
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Length: 1135096 (1.1M) [application/x-xz]
Saving to: `libtesseract-ocr_5-5.0.0-1.tar.xz'

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libtesseract-ocr_5-5.0.0-1.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package libtesseract-ocr_5 requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin libarchive13 libcurl4 libgcc1 libgomp1 libleptonica_5 libstdc++6
Package cygwin is already installed, skipping
Installing libarchive13
--2022-06-16 15:39:49--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/libarc
hive/libarchive13/libarchive13-3.6.1-1.tar.zst
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Length: 316040 (309K) [application/x-tar]
Saving to: `libarchive13-3.6.1-1.tar.zst'

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libarchive13-3.6.1-1.tar.zst: OK
Unpacking...
Package libarchive13 requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin libbz2_1 libiconv2 liblz4_1 liblzma5 liblzo2_2 libssl1.1 libxml2 libzstd1
 zlib0
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Package libbz2_1 is already installed, skipping
Package libiconv2 is already installed, skipping
Package liblz4_1 is already installed, skipping
Package liblzma5 is already installed, skipping
Installing liblzo2_2
--2022-06-16 15:39:52--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/liblzo
2/liblzo2_2/liblzo2_2-2.10-2.tar.xz
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Length: 39520 (39K) [application/x-xz]
Saving to: `liblzo2_2-2.10-2.tar.xz'

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liblzo2_2-2.10-2.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package liblzo2_2 requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin
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Package libzstd1 is already installed, skipping
Package zlib0 is already installed, skipping
Package libcurl4 is already installed, skipping
Package libgcc1 is already installed, skipping
Package libgomp1 is already installed, skipping
Installing libleptonica_5
--2022-06-16 15:39:53--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/lepton
ica/libleptonica_5/libleptonica_5-1.82.0-1.tar.xz
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Saving to: `libleptonica_5-1.82.0-1.tar.xz'

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libleptonica_5-1.82.0-1.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package libleptonica_5 requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin libgif7 libjpeg8 libopenjp2_7 libpng16 libtiff6 libwebp7 libwebpmux3 zlib
0
Package cygwin is already installed, skipping
Installing libgif7
--2022-06-16 15:39:57--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/giflib
/libgif7/libgif7-5.1.4-1.tar.xz
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libgif7-5.1.4-1.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package libgif7 requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin
Package cygwin is already installed, skipping
Installing libjpeg8
--2022-06-16 15:39:59--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/libjpe
g-turbo/libjpeg8/libjpeg8-2.1.3-1.tar.xz
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libjpeg8-2.1.3-1.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package libjpeg8 requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin
Package cygwin is already installed, skipping
Installing libopenjp2_7
--2022-06-16 15:40:01--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/openjp
eg2/libopenjp2_7/libopenjp2_7-2.5.0-1.tar.xz
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Saving to: `libopenjp2_7-2.5.0-1.tar.xz'

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libopenjp2_7-2.5.0-1.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package libopenjp2_7 requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin libgcc1
Package cygwin is already installed, skipping
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Installing libpng16
--2022-06-16 15:40:03--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/libpng
/libpng16/libpng16-1.6.37-1.tar.xz
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Saving to: `libpng16-1.6.37-1.tar.xz'

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libpng16-1.6.37-1.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package libpng16 requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin zlib0
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Installing libtiff6
--2022-06-16 15:40:05--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/tiff/l
ibtiff6/libtiff6-4.4.0-1.tar.xz
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libtiff6-4.4.0-1.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package libtiff6 requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin libdeflate0 libjbig2 libjpeg8 liblzma5 libstdc++6 libwebp7 libzstd1 zlib0

Package cygwin is already installed, skipping
Installing libdeflate0
--2022-06-16 15:40:07--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/libdef
late/libdeflate0/libdeflate0-1.11-1.tar.xz
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libdeflate0-1.11-1.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package libdeflate0 requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin
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Installing libjbig2
--2022-06-16 15:40:09--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/jbigki
t/libjbig2/libjbig2-2.1-2.tar.xz
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libjbig2-2.1-2.tar.xz: OK
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cygwin
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Installing libwebp7
--2022-06-16 15:40:10--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/libweb
p/libwebp7/libwebp7-1.2.2-1.tar.xz
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libwebp7-1.2.2-1.tar.xz: OK
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cygwin
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Installing libwebpmux3
--2022-06-16 15:40:12--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/libweb
p/libwebpmux3/libwebpmux3-1.2.2-1.tar.xz
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libwebpmux3-1.2.2-1.tar.xz: OK
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cygwin libwebp7
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Package libtesseract-ocr_5 installed

Example install tesseract ocr: apt-cyg install tesseract-ocr

$ apt-cyg install tesseract-ocr
Installing tesseract-ocr
--2022-06-16 15:50:08--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/tesser
act-ocr/tesseract-ocr-5.0.0-1.tar.xz
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|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 60032 (59K) [application/x-xz]
Saving to: `tesseract-ocr-5.0.0-1.tar.xz'

tesseract-ocr-5.0.0 100%[===================>]  58.62K   111KB/s    in 0.5s

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tesseract-ocr-5.0.0-1.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package tesseract-ocr requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin libarchive13 libcurl4 libgcc1 libleptonica_5 libstdc++6 libtesseract-ocr_
4 libtesseract-ocr_5 tesseract-ocr-eng
Package cygwin is already installed, skipping
Package libarchive13 is already installed, skipping
Package libcurl4 is already installed, skipping
Package libgcc1 is already installed, skipping
Package libleptonica_5 is already installed, skipping
Package libstdc++6 is already installed, skipping
Installing libtesseract-ocr_4
--2022-06-16 15:50:10--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//x86_64/release/tesser
act-ocr/libtesseract-ocr_4/libtesseract-ocr_4-4.1.1-1.tar.xz
Resolving cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com (cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com)... 69.64.41.166
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HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1107500 (1.1M) [application/x-xz]
Saving to: `libtesseract-ocr_4-4.1.1-1.tar.xz'

libtesseract-ocr_4- 100%[===================>]   1.06M   343KB/s    in 3.2s

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libtesseract-ocr_4-4.1.1-1.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package libtesseract-ocr_4 requires the following packages, installing:
cygwin libarchive13 libcurl4 libgcc1 libgomp1 libleptonica_5 libstdc++6
Package cygwin is already installed, skipping
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Package libcurl4 is already installed, skipping
Package libgcc1 is already installed, skipping
Package libgomp1 is already installed, skipping
Package libleptonica_5 is already installed, skipping
Package libstdc++6 is already installed, skipping
Package libtesseract-ocr_5 is already installed, skipping
Installing tesseract-ocr-eng
--2022-06-16 15:50:15--  http://cygwin.mirrors.hoobly.com//noarch/release/tesser
act-ocr-languages/tesseract-ocr-eng/tesseract-ocr-eng-5.00-1.tar.xz
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HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 11211032 (11M) [application/x-xz]
Saving to: `tesseract-ocr-eng-5.00-1.tar.xz'

tesseract-ocr-eng-5 100%[===================>]  10.69M  1.70MB/s    in 11s

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tesseract-ocr-eng-5.00-1.tar.xz: OK
Unpacking...
Package tesseract-ocr-eng requires the following packages, installing:
tesseract-ocr
Package tesseract-ocr is already installed, skipping
Package tesseract-ocr installed

Check tesseract version:

$ tesseract --version
tesseract 5.0.0
 leptonica-1.82.0
  libgif 5.1.4 : libjpeg 8d (libjpeg-turbo 2.1.2) : libpng 1.6.37 : libtiff 4.4.
0 : zlib 1.2.11 : libwebp 1.2.2 : libopenjp2 2.5.0
 Found AVX2
 Found AVX
 Found FMA
 Found SSE4.1
 Found OpenMP 201511
 Found libarchive 3.6.1 zlib/1.2.11 liblzma/5.2.5 bz2lib/1.0.8 liblz4/1.7.5 libz
std/1.5.2
 Found libcurl/7.83.1 OpenSSL/1.1.1o zlib/1.2.12 brotli/1.0.9 zstd/1.5.2 libidn2
/2.3.2 libpsl/0.21.1 (+libidn2/2.3.1) libssh2/1.10.0 nghttp2/1.47.0 libgsasl/1.8
.0 OpenLDAP/2.6.2

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