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How to Ensure Optimum OCR Results for Asian Languages Using ABBYY FineReader
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Written by Jenny Curtis   
Wednesday, 20 January 2010

          ABBYY FineReader is famous for its multilingual capabilities, which include OCR recognition in 186 languages. It can also recognize documents containing multiple language combinations. If you would like to achieve the best OCR results for documents that contain Asian languages, follow the steps described in this article.


          ABBYY FineReader is famous for its multilingual capabilities, which include OCR recognition in 186 languages. It can also recognize documents containing multiple language combinations. If you would like to achieve the best OCR results for documents that contain Asian languages, follow these steps:
         1. Disable the automatic page orientation detection if all of the images are with the proper orientation, and use the dual-page option. These two options can be enabled and disabled in the image scanning and opening dialog boxes, as well as from the Options dialog box on the Scan/Open tab.
         2. If the document has a complex structure, it’s best to disable automatic analysis and OCR for images and perform these operations manually. Open the Options dialog box (Tools>Options...). Select Do not read and analyze acquired page images automatically on the Scan/Open tab and click OK.
          3. In order to ensure optimum speed and accuracy we recommend that you use only the languages that are needed. Select More languages… in the Pages window from the Document Languages list. Then select Specify languages manually from the Language Editor dialog box and select only the languages that you need. Click on the Read button to read the document.
         4. For multilingual documents, draw the recognition areas manually and specify the language which is used in each text area. You can also select the text direction from the Orientation drop-down menu, if necessary. Use the Hieroglyphic text direction drop-down menu for documents that contain texts in character-based languages, such as Chinese.

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