Specifications - FineReader Engine 12 Linux

ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Linux is designed for glibc version 2.11 and above. If you need ABBYY FineReader Engine for older glibc versions, please contact the ABBYY office. For the FineReader Engine dynamic library, the standard libstdc++.so.6, libgcc_s.so.1 and libgomp.so.1 libraries have to be used.
For multi-page documents synthesis and export, please set the open files limit to be no less than 2000. Run ulimit -n [limit_size] to change it.

Developing Tools

The ABBYY FineReader Engine for Linux provides C/C++ native API and a Java wrapper, therefore applications need to be written in C/C++ or Java.

System Requirements


PC with an x86-compatible processor (1 GHz or higher) which supports SSE and SSE2 instruction sets.

Operating System

• Fedora 30, 29, 28
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6, 6.10
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15, 12 SP3, 11 SP4
• Debian GNU/Linux 9.9, 8.11
• Ubuntu 19.04, 18.10, 18.04.2 LTS, 16.04.6 LTS, 14.04.6 LTS
• CentOS 7.6, 6.10
• ALT Linux 8.2 (no support for Wibu dongles)
• Amazon Linux AMI 2018.03

In addition, ABBYY offers professional services to adapt the software to other platforms.

Tested Cloud and virtual environments:

o Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
o Amazon EC2
o Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
o Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
o Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2
o VMware ESXi 6.5
o VMware Workstation Player 12.5
o VMware Workstation Pro 14.0.0
o Linux KVM

ABBYY FineReader Engine can also be run in a Docker container on supported platforms.


  • for processing one-page documents — at least 400 MB RAM, 1 GB RAM recommended
  • for processing multi-page documents — at least 1 GB RAM, 1,5 GB RAM recommended
  • for parallel processing — 450 MB RAM + 350 MB RAM for each core
  • for parallel processing of documents in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean languages — 750MB RAM + 850 MB RAM for each core

Other requirements

  • Hard disk space: 1400 MB for library installation and 100 MB for program operation, plus additional 15MB for every page when processing a multi-page document
  • Tmpfs size — 4GB + 1GB*(cores number)
  • Swap size — 4GB + 1GB*(cores number)
  • ABBYY FineReader Engine supports the systemd init system
  • For correct font detection, the fonts contained in documents should be installed.

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