I am trying to extract the BASIC code from archive.org's copy of What to do After You Hit Return, a 1975 book of computer games.
The PDF is simply a series of images, without the underlying text. I would like to turn these back into ASCII source. The original text is reasonably high quality:
The only OCR I could find for the mac that I didn't have to pay for was LEADTools, it converted the first line...
100 REM *** REVERSE - A GAME OF SKILL
... into ...
188 REM »-- nsvsnst; - A GAME or SKILL IIB
Now the 8's I get, the original font has a slash in the zeros, so... OK. But the rest, come on. The IIB at the end appears to be the "110" on the next line, although there is clear blank space between them and it adds that to the rest of line 110. In any event, the result is useless.
I am wondering if anyone might recommend an OCR on macOS that isn't useless. I'm willing to pay, but only if someone can test it on this text for me.