My software needs to read a fixed-length handwritten number, for instance
While I could use a general-purpose library like Tesseract, I am sure there is something smarter. Tesseract will probably misinterpret some of the 1 or 7 as I or l, whereas a software that expects only numbers would not.
Knowing that there are only numbers (American-English way of writing them), the algorithm could focus on 10 potential matches instead of hundreds of symbols.
Any experience OCRing handwritten number-only fields?
What open source library/software did you get the best results with?