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The extraction of textual content from colour documents of a graphical nature is a complicated task. The text can be rendered in any colour, size and orientation while the existence of complex background graphics with repetitive patterns can make its localization and segmentation extremely difficult. Here, we propose a new method for extracting textual content from such colour images that makes no assumption as to the size of the characters, their orientation or colour, while it is tolerant todoi:10.1109/icdar.2009.32 dblp:conf/icdar/ClavelliK09 fatcat:m6d2mnvntveb3fkh6zsaj7zdja