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We have been using a competing OCR tool and are now evaluating a switch to tesseract. However, when converting a png, tesseract randomly - albeit rarely, returns characters where there is only white space. For example, tesseract will return a comma or equal sign where there is only white space. Scrutinizing the png I do not see anything such as dirt or a spec which looks like anything other than white space. While this is rare and random, it happens enough to be a problem. Note that this does not occur when using our current OCR tool. I suspect someone has encountered this issue before and already posted the solution somewhere on this list or elsewhere.
For reference, here is a comparison of the actual text and the text returned by tesseract:
10/17 10/17, 0000 PAYMENT THANK YOU $64.79CR
10/17, 10/17, 0000 =PAYMENT THANK YOU $64.79CR
Any pointers appreciated.