Supported OCR Languages - FineReader Engine 12 for Linux

ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 provides support for the highest number of recognition languages on the market. It offers recognition of languages with Latin, Cyrillic, Greek or Armenian characters, as well as Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, Russian and other languages. With many of these languages, integrated dictionaries are provided to further increase the recognition accuracy.

In addition, it provides recognition of historic documents printed between 17th and 19th century in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, recognition of artificial languages (Esperanto, Interlingua, Ido and Occidenal, recognition of programming languages (Basic, C/C++, COBOL, Fortran, JAVA, and Pascal), simple chemical formulas and standard digits. In total, ABBYY FineReader Engine offers support for 208 OCR and 126 ICR languages.

A small utility allows to implement own dictionaries and to create own character patterns to increase recognition of unusual words and untypical fonts.

Supported Alphabets

  • Latin
  • Cyrillic
  • Armenian
  • Greek
  • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  • Japanese,
  • Korean
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese
  • Hebrew
  • Arabic
  • FineReader XIX - an OCR module designed specifically for digitizing and archiving old documents, books and newspapers published in the XVII-XX centuries.It supports recognition of old fonts such as Fraktur, Schwabacher and the majority of Gothic fonts.

List of available recognition languages

Recognition languageOCR (machine printed text)OCR with dictionariesCan be used for classificationBCR (business card recognition)
Abkhaz++
Adyghe++
Afrikaans++
Agul++
Albanian++
Altaic++
Arabic (Saudi Arabia)+++
Armenian (Eastern)+++
Armenian (Grabar)+++
Armenian (Western)+++
Avar++
Aymara++
Azerbaijani (Cyrillic)++
Azerbaijani (Latin)+++
Bashkir+++
Basic programming language++
Basque++
Belarussian++
Bemba++
Blackfoot++
Breton++
Bugotu++
Bulgarian+++
Burmese (technical preview)++
Buryat++
C/C++ programming language++
Catalan+++
Chamorro++
Chechen++
Simple chemical formulas++
Chinese Simplified+++
Chinese Simplified and English+++
Chinese Traditional+++
Chinese Traditional and English+++
Chukcha++
Chuvash++
For MICR CMC-7 text type++
Cobol programming language++
Corsican++
Crimean Tatar++
Croatian+++
Crow++
Czech++++
Danish++++
Dargwa++
Numbers++
Dungan++
Dutch (Netherlands)++++
Dutch (Belgium)++
For MICR (E-13B) text type++
English++++
Eskimo (Cyrillic)++
Eskimo (Latin)++
Esperanto++
Estonian++++
Even++
Evenki++
Faeroese++
Farsi++
Fijian++
Finnish++++
Fortran programming language++
French++++
Frisian++
Friulian++
Scottish Gaelic++
Gagauz++
Galician++
Ganda++
German++++
German (new spelling)+++
German (Luxembourg)++
Greek++++
Guarani++
Hani++
Hausa++
Hawaiian++
Hebrew+++
Hungarian++++
Icelandic++
Ido++
Indonesian++++
Ingush++
Interlingua++
Irish++
Italian++++
Japanese++++
Japanese and English++++
Java programming language++
Kabardian++
Kalmyk++
Karachay-Balkar++
Karakalpak++
Kasub++
Kawa++
Kazakh++
Khakas++
Khanty++
Kikuyu++
Kirghiz++
Kongo++
Korean++++
Korean and English++++
Korean (Hangul)+++
Koryak++
Kpelle++
Kumyk++
Kurdish++
Lak++
Sami (Lappish)++
Latin+++
Latvian+++
Latvian language written in Gothic script++
Lezgin++
Lithuanian+++
Luba++
Macedonian++
Malagasy++
Malay++
Malinke++
Maltese++
Mansi++
Maori++
Mari++
Maya++
Miao++
Minangkabau++
Russian and English++++
Mohawk++
Mongol++
Mordvin++
Nahuatl++
Nenets++
Nivkh++
Nogay++
NorwegianNynorsk and NorwegianBokmal++++
Norwegian (Bokmal)++++
Norwegian (Nynorsk)++++
Nyanja++
Occidental++
For OCR-A text type++
For OCR-B text type++
Ojibway++
Old English+++
Old French+++
Old German+++
Old Italian+++
Old Slavonic++
Old Spanish+++
Ossetian++
Papiamento++
Pascal programming language++
Tok Pisin++
Polish++++
Portuguese (Brazil)++++
Portuguese (Portugal)++++
Provencal++
Quechua++
Rhaeto-Romanic++
Romanian+++
Romanian (Moldavia)++
Romany++
Ruanda++
Rundi++
Russian (old spelling)+++
Russian++++
Russian (with accents marking stress position)+++
Samoan++
Selkup++
Serbian (Cyrillic)++
Serbian (Latin)++
Shona++
Sioux (Dakota)++
Slovak+++
Slovenian+++
Somali++
Sorbian++
Sotho++
Spanish++++
Sunda++
Swahili++
Swazi++
Swedish++++
Tabassaran++
Tagalog++
Tahitian++
Tajik++
Tatar+++
Thai+++
Jingpo++
Tongan++
Tswana++
Tun++
Turkish++++
Turkmen++
Turkmen (Latin)++
Tuvan++
Udmurt++
Uighur (Cyrillic)++
Uighur (Latin)++
Ukrainian++++
Uzbek (Cyrillic)++
Uzbek (Latin)++
Vietnamese+++
Cebuano++
Welsh++
Wolof++
Xhosa++
Yakut++
Yiddish++
Zapotec++
Zulu++

Languages for interaction with the user

Message boxes such as error messages, tips and warnings are available in English, Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Chinese (PRC and Taiwan).

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