Rewrite the OCR subsystem in Rust.

This is NOT about rewriting the OCR library (tesseract) of course, but rather, the use with do of it.

Some subtitles (for example, DVB which is an European format) uses bitmaps rather than text to show subtitles. This is great in the sense that each TV channel can define its own font, style, use special characters and so on. But of course, it makes it impossible to directly generate a .srt file.

To solve this problem, we take the bitmap and pass it through an OCR to make the conversion.

This process has a bit of proprocessing to help the OCR, which has lots of moving bits around. There's a number of places in which wild-west memory management happens. You know where this is going…

  • public/gsoc/cc_rust_ocr.txt
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