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Why is text recognition deprecated??

Discussion in 'Vuforia' started by surfknasen, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. surfknasen

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    I really need this feature for my app, but I saw that it's deprecated and is removed in the next version. Why? I can't use an older version of because I apparently need the sample asset... This is really frustrating.
     
  2. Vuforia-Strasza

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    Hello surfknasen,

    Text Recognition is still in Vuforia 6.5 and the base word list is available via a sticky on this forum. You can still use the feature for this current version, but you will want to avoid updating in the future.

    Thanks.
     
  3. sheetanshu_128

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    Is there an alternative or a new feature coming along for the same. It's a feature we would love to see.
     
  4. Vuforia-Strasza

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    There is not currently an alternative or replacement available within Vuforia.
     
  5. JohnnyA

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    @Vuforia-Strasza - The question is "Why" is it deprecated, not is it still usable in the current release. I'm looking at AR solution for an app that is likely to have a long life; this kind of answer does not build confidence in the viability of the platform.
     
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  6. hippocoder

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    Still advertised as a core main feature on the website :)
     
  7. Vuforia-Strasza

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    @Augmenteer Would be the better person to address these questions.
     
  8. vladinko0

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    Hi @Vuforia-Strasza

    You are telling "Text Recognition is still in Vuforia". But if I want to insert TextRecognition prefab from legacy Unity Extension package 6.2.10 I have error: "The type or namespace name `BackgroundPlaneAbstractBehaviour' could not be found."

    I am using integrated version of Vuforia 6.2.9.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018
  9. Vuforia-Strasza

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    Hello all,

    Vuforia is focused on the recognition of environments and objects, as seen with our recent additions of Model Targets and Ground Plane. Text recognition is outside of our current focus and there are already plenty of great options for OCR technology for developers to choose from.

    Thanks
     
  10. Vuforia-Strasza

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    @vladinko0 There is not a version of Unity with Vuforia 6.2.9 integrated. Which version of Unity are you using?
     
  11. najehsassi94

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    pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaase i want to know what version of unity that is easier to use for AR applications(Text reco,AR Portal,AR kit ...) i have installed the unity 2018.2.16f and i cannot use Text Reco and also i did a AR Portal and i cannot build !!! i'm depressssssed
     
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  12. rajeev148711

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    Hi, there is license error for text recognized app, i using vuforia 6.5