I had an email from Dominique Gonnet at the Sources Chretiennes, asking if I had a copy of the OCR program Anagnostis. I’d never heard of it, but this turns out to be an OCR utility for Greek which can handle Ancient Greek!
Of course I want one! But I was quickly put off, by the unbelievable price-tag of 585 euros for the ‘pro’ version — almost £400 or $800. A ‘standard’ version exists for 78 euros, but this doesn’t do ancient Greek, so is useless to us all. I don’t really think that I can justify spending such a very large sum. I wonder if anyone else has seen or used this product? If so, how well did it work? A trial download is available: but I have not tried this, and I have seen a post suggesting that it doesn’t let you try the OCR!
I’ve also written to the company suggesting that they do an ‘ancient Greek’-only version for our market, for 78 euros. You might like to do the same, if you think that you’d buy such a product.