A scanno is an incorrect character in an OCR text.
- EXAMPLE: table in the page image appears as tahte in the OCR text.
- Distributed Proofreaders's (DP's) coining of the word scanno was inspired by the word typo, a typographical error.
- See the Proofing Advice page, which contains links to lists of common scannos in various languages.
DP tracks specific types of scannos to make the process of identifying them easier. Below is a list of specific types of scannos:
- EXAMPLE: and in the page image appears as arid in the OCR text.
Distributed Proofreaders's coining if this term was inspired by stealth bombers, which are undetectable by radar, because stealth scannos are undetectable by normal spellcheck utilities.
Proofers and Project Managers
See the Proofing Advice page, which contains links to lists of common stealth scannos in various languages.
Post-processing tools useful for finding and correcting stealth scannos include: