last updated: Oct 20, 2023

Command line utility showing how to use the VNRecognizeTextRequest API.

Unfortunately doesn't output in a sensible format - outputs a JSON-looking array prefixed with "got page obs is"

In order to build it, I needed to:

gh repo clone MatthiasWinkelmann/macocr 

# Now when I tried to run "swift build", it threw:
# $ /usr/bin/xcrun --sdk macosx --show-sdk-platform-path
# xcrun: error: unable to lookup item 'PlatformPath' from 
# command line tools installation
# xcrun: error: unable to lookup item 'PlatformPath' in SDK 
# '/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk'

# to fix it, I made sure that xcode was installed by starting
# it up, then:
sudo xcode-select -s /Applications/

# now `swift build` works
swift build
swift run

The code is extremely simple and can be read in 10 minutes.

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