BiGo OCR is a program for scan and recognize Go (Baduk, Weiqi)
diagrams and fast manual input (linear input) of Go games.
BiGo OCR is designed for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP.
BiGo OCR will be useful for:
- all Go games collectors
- everybody who need to replay Go games printed at the one or two diagrams.
- everybody who need fast manual input to computer handwritten game records.
Program description & features
Main functions of the program are:
- Scan and recognize Go diagrams.
- Linear input of Go games
- Usual (sequential) input of Go games
Scan and recognize.
User can scan printed diagrammes of Go games, problems etc.,
save them in BMP format and recognize (digitize) these diagrammes.
Recognition of the game from one 240-260 moves diagram with
a reasonably good printing quality (like in Japanese or Korean monthly
magazines or Yearbooks) took usually 1-2 min. There are necessary extra
2-3 min for checking mistakes and input non diagrammed moves.
Linear input is a special kind of input Go games like writing
a text. User transfer move numbers from diagram digit by digit and number
Linear input of the game from one 220-240 moves diagram
needs 4-6 min from good operator. Sequantial input of the same game takes
from 20 to 40 min.
After the finish of linear input, there is necessary to
switch mode to usual input mode and input non diagrammed moves and check
There is no Help file yet. Please direct your questions
about program features to firstname.lastname@example.org
We apologized for inconvenient interface and possible bugs.
This is only the first public version of the program.
BiGo OCR is info-donationware
BiGo OCR distributed as info-donationware. We don't ask
any money for using our program. We ask for share your Go records
with us: for information donations to BiGo games and other collections.
BiGo OCR works with special Go files format: BCR. You can
read and write Go files (Go games, Go diagrams etc.) in this format with
BiGo OCR only. If you want to have SGF files of Go records you created
with BiGo OCR, you need to send us BCR files (you can do it directly from
the program: 'File' -- 'Send game'). We will send you SGF records back
in a little while. For this service user give BiGo Software permission
for use his Go records in the BiGo commercial collections.
How to register BiGo OCR
- Start program.
- Go to Help -- Register.
- Fill edit fields.
- Push button 'Copy code to clipboard'
- Create new e-mail message. Paste registration data from
- Send message to email@example.com
- Wait for the answer :). We'll send back program key soon.
BiGo OCR Pro
If you do not like to share your Go information with BiGo,
you can purchase BiGo OCR Pro version. It deals with SGF files directly.
But this program is commercial...