I am interested in using OCR to recognize text from a document that doesn't contain words. Rather, it is a document with a long string of "random" printed characters. I have been trying to use tesseract to scan the text, but it seems to be looking for words. Is there a way to tell tesseract to just do plain character recognition?
Yes, you can disable the dictionaries by defining a configuration file containing:
and specify it with the command.