Problem statement: Have a *.pdf of ~1k lines of public domain FORTRAN code from the 80s in a journal article. It’s in a split page format, with an noticeable slant from someone hand scanning it for digitalization. Want that code in plain text for archiving and maybe translation to Julia :).
Anyone know of “good” *.pdf converters, readers, or reliable free OCR tools for these tasks? I know a bit about OCR, having made one myself at some point, but, there’s dozens of tools out there now from API’s to standalone doohickies. Anyone have a recommendation?