View Full Version : Compile C++ code for iPhone

May 3, 2009, 10:43 AM
I'm attempting to get the Tesseract OCR engine to work with the iPhone.
Currently what I have done is compile the C++ code through the terminal using the makefile provided with the source code. I then copied the unix executable into my Xcode project, and have written an Objective-C wrapper.

This works great in the simulator, but I'm pretty sure it won't work on the device because the tesseract C++ is compiled for the Mac, not for ARM/iPhone.

Searching for a solution I came across this blog post:

The section explaining "The Problem" sounds identical to my problem, but unfortunately I don't really understand "The Solution" section at all.

So I was wondering if anyone else had tried something like this and got it to work, or if anyone knows of a tutorial or explanation of what to do.