Compile C++ code for iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by mcs07, May 3, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm attempting to get the Tesseract OCR engine to work with the iPhone.
    (http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/)
    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:
    http://latenitesoft.blogspot.com/2008/10/iphone-programming-tips-building-unix.html

    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.
     

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