Supported OCR Text/Print Types

FlexiCapture Engine, FineReader Engine, Cloud OCR SDK
9.x, 10, 11
Technology & Features
Recognition, OCR: Speed & Quality
  • ABBYY OCR technology is “omni-font” and not trained on specific fonts.
  • Never the less to get fast and high quality OCR results the OCR Engine “should be told” what font types are used in the documents. Below just a screen shot form the Recognition Server 3.0 Admin Console - all the settings are also available in the SDK API

ABBYY products support following printed text types:

  • Normal - a common typographic type of text, such as Arial, Times New Roman or Courier.
  • Typewriter - text typed on a typewriter.
  • Matrix - text printed on a dot-matrix printer.
  • Gothic
    Text printed with the Gothic type and used for Gothic recognition. It may look as follows:
  • Index
    Special set of characters including only digits written in ZIP-code style. They look as follows:
  • OCR_A
    A monospaced font designed specifically for OCR. It is largely used by banks, credit card companies and similar businesses. It may look as follows:
  • OCR_B
    A font designed specifically for OCR. It may look as follows:
  • MICR_E13B
    Special numeric characters printed in magnetic ink. MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) characters are found in a variety of places, including personal checks. They may look as follows:
    Special MICR barcode font (CMC-7). It is used on the bank checks. It may look as follows:

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