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Every time I try to use Google OCR today, either from the Wikisource transcription pages or from the Wikimkedia OCR site I get a message that says "The Google service returned an error: We can not access the URL currently. Please download the content and pass it in.". There is no error code. I have performed the tasks suggested to make sure that it is not an error on my end, cleared my computer cache and rebooted my router and computer, but the problem remains.

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@AlwynapHuw Could you please try the workaround of clicking on 'Advanced Options' and a) seeing if the OCR works via that form for the full page; and b) try cropping to some part of the page (could still include the full text) and see if that works? Thanks!

Whatever was causing the problem yesterday, it now seems to have been resolved, with Google OCR now working again

Thanks for your help