Arabic OCR is a relatively new option, and most OCR software
does not support it out of the box. ReadIRIS
was the first major OCR application
to offer support for Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi
optical character recognition on the PC platform. More recently,
has introduced an option for Hebrew and Arabic OCR in version 11.
Both ABBYY and
also offer Arabic OCR options in their enterprise server OCR solutions,
Recognition Server and
IRISDocument Server. In both cases support for Arabic OCR is optional, so when
purchasing be sure to select the correct version. The links below will take
you directly to versions that support Arabic OCR.
Compare & Buy Arabic OCR
ReadIRIS Pro OCR software with added support for Arabic (PC version only), Farsi and Hebrew character recognition.
Adds the ability to recognize files over 50 pages, business cards
and monitor a hot folder to automatically process images in the
Enables Arabic and Farsi character recognition in the IRISDocument high-volume server OCR solution.
FineReader Professional 11 supports Hebrew character recognition and now has an optional version with additional Arabic character recognition.
FineReader Corporate also supports Hebrew character recognition and now has an optional version with additional Arabic character recognition.
A Hebrew language add-on is available for the ABBYY Recognition Server high-volume OCR solution.
NovoVerus supports an exceptionally wide range of Roman, Asian, Cyrillic and Middle Eastern languages, including challenging global languages like Arabic, Persian (Farsi, Dari), Pashto, Hebrew, Urdu, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Korean, Russian, English and Spanish.
OCR Software Categories
The complete OCR software guide has the following categories:
OCR Applications | OCR Servers | MAC OCR | PDF Converters | Personal OCR
Hebrew/Arabic/Farsi OCR | Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Thai OCR