Character Dataset for ML help needed

I’m looking to create an OCR program using Tensorflow or similar in python. I’m struggling to find a dataset of characters (capitals and lower case), numbers and symbols to train my model with. Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks,
Leon

Welcome to the forum.

What are you trying to train your model to do? That helps determine what data you are trying to find.

Thanks Jeremy for the response,

I want to train my model to be able to recognise text in images and output something that can eventually be read by a speech recognition program.

Welcome, Leon.

Have you had a look either here: https://www.kaggle.com/
Or, here (might be more what you want): https://datasetsearch.research.google.com/

Hope this helps

Thanks Sky020,

I found a promising looking character dataset on Kaggle. My only concern would be it contains no special characters and can’t seem to find any that do. Anyway, I’ll keep looking around.