Supported OCR Languages - Engine 11

Overall FineReader Engine 11 supports more than 200 OCR languages

  • 185 are common and included in Runtime Professional
  • 17 are included in Add-Ons:
    • Arabic
    • Farsi
    • 5 Asian languages (CJK) – Chinese Traditional (Taiwan), Chinese Simplified (PRC), Japanese, Korean, Hangul (Korean)
    • 6 old languages (FineReader XIX)
    • Thai
    • 2 Hebrew languages – Hebrew and Yiddish
    • Vietnamese

Details can be found below.

With dictionaries

53 in total

  • Common (default) languages that are included in the standard licence
  • Additional languages including
    • Arabic
    • Japanese
    • Hebrew
    • Korean
    • Korean Hangul
    • Thai
    • Vietnamese
  • Historical Fonts / Fraktur / Gothic / XIX
    • Old English
    • Old French
    • Old German
    • Old Italian
    • Old Spanish

Without dictionaries:

150 in total

  • 145 common (default) languages including
    • Artificial languages
      • Esperanto
      • Ido
      • Interlingua
      • Occidental
    • Special languages (included by default if corresponding text type is chosen)
      • CMC7
      • E13B
    • Additional languages
      • Chinese Simplified (PRC)
      • Chinese Traditional (Taiwan)
      • Yiddish (under Hebrew Add-On)
      • Latvian Gothic (under FineReader XIX Add-On)
      • Old Slavonic (under FineReader XIX Add-On)
      • Farsi
    • Programming languages
      • Chemistry
      • Digits

Supported Business Card Reading Languages - Engine 11

Version 11 supports 27 languages for Business Card recognition, including

  • 4 Asian languages (CJK) - Chinese Traditional (Taiwan), Chinese Simplified (PRC), Japanese, Korean

Details can be found in the FineReader Engine 11 documentation.

Supported ICR Languages - Engine 11

Overall Version 11 supports 126 ICR languages

  • 121 are included in Data Capture add-on in Runtime Professional license.
  • 5 are additionally included in Data Capture add-on in Runtime FineReader XIX license.

Details can be found in the FineReader Engine 11 documentation.

Supported Alphabets - Engine 11

  • 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.

Detailed Language Overview

Internal nameRecognition languageCan be used for OCRFull dictionary support availableCan be used for ICR**Can be used for classificationCan be used for BCR
AbkhazAbkhaz++
AdygheAdyghe++
AfrikaansAfrikaans+++
AgulAgul++
AlbanianAlbanian+++
AltaicAltaic++
ArabicArabic (Saudi Arabia)+++
ArmenianEasternArmenian (Eastern)+++
ArmenianGrabarArmenian (Grabar)+++
ArmenianWesternArmenian (Western)+++
AwarAvar++
AymaraAymara+++
AzeriCyrillicAzerbaijani (Cyrillic)++
AzeriLatinAzerbaijani (Latin)++++
BashkirBashkir+++
BasicBasic programming language++
BasqueBasque+++
BelarusianBelarussian++
BembaBemba+++
BlackfootBlackfoot+++
BretonBreton+++
BugotuBugotu+++
BulgarianBulgarian++++
BuryatBuryat+++
C++C/C++ programming language++
CatalanCatalan+++
ChamorroChamorro+++
ChechenChechen++
ChemistrySimple chemical formulas++
ChinesePRCChinese Simplified+++
ChinesePRC+English*Chinese Simplified and English+++
ChineseTaiwanChinese Traditional+++
ChineseTaiwan+English*Chinese Traditional and English+++
ChukchaChukcha++
ChuvashChuvash++
CMC7For MICR CMC-7 text type++
CobolCobol programming language++
CorsicanCorsican+++
CrimeanTatarCrimean Tatar+++
CroatianCroatian++++
CrowCrow+++
CzechCzech+++++
DanishDanish+++++
DargwaDargwa++
DigitsNumbers+++
DunganDungan++
DutchDutch (Netherlands)+++++
DutchBelgianDutch (Belgium)+++
E13BFor MICR (E-13B) text type++
EnglishEnglish+++++
EskimoCyrillicEskimo (Cyrillic)++
EskimoLatinEskimo (Latin)++
EsperantoEsperanto++
EstonianEstonian+++++
EvenEven+++
EvenkiEvenki+++
FaeroeseFaeroese++
FarsiFarsi++
FijianFijian+++
FinnishFinnish+++++
FortranFortran programming language++
FrenchFrench+++++
FrisianFrisian+++
FriulianFriulian+++
GaelicScottishScottish Gaelic+++
GagauzGagauz++
GalicianGalician+++
GandaGanda+++
GermanGerman+++++
GermanNewSpellingGerman (new spelling)++++
GermanLuxembourgGerman (Luxembourg)+++
GreekGreek+++++
GuaraniGuarani+++
HaniHani+++
HausaHausa++
HawaiianHawaiian+++
HebrewHebrew+++
HungarianHungarian+++++
IcelandicIcelandic++
IdoIdo+++
IndonesianIndonesian+++++
IngushIngush++
InterlinguaInterlingua+++
IrishIrish+++
ItalianItalian+++++
JapaneseJapanese++++
Japanese+English*Japanese and English++++
JavaJava programming language++
KabardianKabardian++
KalmykKalmyk++
KarachayBalkarKarachay-Balkar+++
KarakalpakKarakalpak++
KasubKasub+++
KawaKawa+++
KazakhKazakh+++
KhakasKhakas++
KhantyKhanty++
KikuyuKikuyu++
KirgizKirghiz+++
KongoKongo+++
KoreanKorean++++
Korean+English*Korean and English++++
KoreanHangulKorean (Hangul)+++
KoryakKoryak++
KpelleKpelle+++
KumykKumyk+++
KurdishKurdish+++
LakLak++
LappishSami (Lappish)+++
LatinLatin++++
LatvianLatvian++++
LatvianGothicLatvian language written in Gothic script++
LezginLezgin++
LithuanianLithuanian++++
LubaLuba+++
MacedonianMacedonian++
MalagasyMalagasy+++
MalayMalay++
MalinkeMalinke+++
MalteseMaltese++
MansiMansi++
MaoriMaori+++
MariMari++
MayaMaya+++
MiaoMiao+++
MinankabawMinangkabau+++
Mixed*Russian and English+++++
MohawkMohawk+++
MongolMongol+++
MordvinMordvin+++
NahuatlNahuatl+++
NenetsNenets+++
NivkhNivkh+++
NogayNogay+++
NorwegianNorwegianNynorsk and NorwegianBokmal+++++
NorwegianBokmalNorwegian (Bokmal)+++++
NorwegianNynorskNorwegian (Nynorsk)+++++
NyanjaNyanja+++
OccidentalOccidental++
OcrAFor OCR-A text type++
OcrBFor OCR-B text type++
OjibwayOjibway+++
OldEnglishOld English++++
OldFrenchOld French++++
OldGermanOld German++++
OldItalianOld Italian++++
OldSlavonicOld Slavonic++
OldSpanishOld Spanish++++
OsseticOssetian++
PapiamentoPapiamento+++
PascalPascal programming language++
PidginEnglishTok Pisin+++
PolishPolish+++++
PortugueseBrazilianPortuguese (Brazil)+++++
PortugueseStandardPortuguese (Portugal)+++++
ProvencalProvencal++
QuechuaQuechua+++
RhaetoRomanicRhaeto-Romanic+++
RomanianRomanian++++
RomanianMoldaviaRomanian (Moldavia)+++
RomanyRomany+++
RuandaRuanda+++
RundiRundi+++
RussianOldSpellingRussian (old spelling)+++
RussianRussian+++++
RussianWithAccentRussian (with accents marking stress position)+++
SamoanSamoan+++
SelkupSelkup+++
SerbianCyrillicSerbian (Cyrillic)+++
SerbianLatinSerbian (Latin)+++
ShonaShona++
SiouxSioux (Dakota)+++
SlovakSlovak++++
SlovenianSlovenian++++
SomaliSomali+++
SorbianSorbian++
SothoSotho+++
SpanishSpanish+++++
SundaSunda++
SwahiliSwahili+++
SwaziSwazi+++
SwedishSwedish+++++
TabassaranTabassaran++
TagalogTagalog+++
TahitianTahitian+++
TajikTajik+++
TatarTatar+++
ThaiThai+++
TinpoJingpo+++
TonganTongan+++
TswanaTswana+++
TunTun+++
TurkishTurkish+++++
TurkmenTurkmen++
TurkmenLatinTurkmen (Latin)+++
TuvinTuvan+++
UdmurtUdmurt++
UighurCyrillicUighur (Cyrillic)++
UighurLatinUighur (Latin)+++
UkrainianUkrainian+++++
UzbekCyrillicUzbek (Cyrillic)++
UzbekLatinUzbek (Latin)+++
VietnameseVietnamese+++
VisayanCebuano+++
WelshWelsh++
WolofWolof+++
XhosaXhosa+++
YakutYakut++
YiddishYiddish++
ZapotecZapotec+++
ZuluZulu++

* These are compound recognition languages. They are defined internally in FineReader Engine API in the same way as comma-separated list of languages, for example “Japanese,English”. We recommend setting the compound recognition language only by means of the comma-separated list. The compound predefined languages are to be removed in future versions.

** ICR on only available on Windows - further differences can be found in the article Comparison FineReader Engine: Windows - Linux - OS X

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