Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is an important technology that allows computers to recognize and interpret text from scanned documents or images. Arabic OCR, in particular, can be a challenging task due to the complex nature of the Arabic language and its unique calligraphic script. However, thanks to advancements in OCR software, such as Abbyy Finereader and ReadIRIS, accurately recognizing Arabic text has become easier than ever before.

Abbyy Finereader is a powerful OCR software that provides exceptional recognition accuracy for both printed and handwritten text. With advanced recognition algorithms, Abbyy Finereader can quickly and accurately recognize Arabic script, even when the text is written in different fonts or styles. The software also includes a range of image processing tools that help to enhance the quality of scanned images, making it easier for the OCR engine to accurately recognize the text.

Similarly, ReadIRIS is another popular OCR software that provides excellent recognition accuracy for Arabic text. The software is designed to recognize text from a range of sources, including printed documents, PDFs, and images. ReadIRIS also includes a range of advanced features, such as automatic language detection and intelligent character recognition, which help to ensure accurate and reliable recognition of Arabic text.

Both Abbyy Finereader and ReadIRIS are widely used by individuals and businesses around the world for their reliable and accurate OCR capabilities. These software tools have revolutionized the way that Arabic text is recognized and processed, making it easier than ever before to digitize and work with Arabic-language documents.

Arabic OCR

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Arabic OCR Applications

Arabic OCR Software for Optical Character RecognitionArabic OCR converts combinations of Arabic & Hebrew scripts into editable formats. This innovative recognition capability provides a competitive advantage that many OCR software programs do not have the capacity to support. ReadIRIS was the first to develop optical character recognition to identify Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi characters on the PC platform. Unfortunately, Apple versions of ReadIRIS currently do not support Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi scripts.

ABBYY FineReader has further advanced Hebrew and Arabic OCR capabilities for more modern, versatile applications for PC versions.

ABBYY has incorporated Arabic OCR features into their FineReader Server.  This Arabic OCR component is an optional accessory of both programs, and new users have the ability to choose their preferred version when purchasing. The helpful links below will take you directly to our Arabic OCR supported programs.

Farsi OCR are less common than Arabic or Hebrew OCR. Farsi scripts are recognized by three OCR families now these are IRIS ReadIRIS, Abbyy FineReader, and Kofax OmniPage.

After implementation of Tesseract OCR engine into Simple Software products like SimpleIndex and SimpleView have an ability to work with Arabic scripts.

FineReader 15 supports Hebrew and Arabic character recognition.

FineReader Corporate also supports Hebrew and Arabic character recognition.

Arabic and Hebrew language recognition is included in the newest version of ABBYY FineReader Server.

2022-09-16T15:26:01-04:00Tags: , , |


When you scan a document that has text or numeric data on it, you are able to read and understand what is written in the scanned image. However, to a computer, the resulting image file is just as meaningless an assortment of pixels as a landscape photo. In order to transform this information into an editable format that you can search through, copy, and modify without retyping it manually, you will need the an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.

There is a wide variety of OCR software available. While they all share the ability to convert images of machine printed (not handwritten) text or numbers into an editable format, the various software often have different features, accuracy, prices, and language options.

Our OCR Software Guide and Comparison Chart explain the differences between the assortment of software available, as well as offer our recommendation for the best overall software when it comes to converting English documents. However, there is also a difference in the number and selection of languages that the various software can convert. Below, you will find a list of languages that our top three choices in Desktop OCR software are able to convert, with the languages that have dictionary support marked in italics.

Some language groups are more recent additions to the OCR scene. Among these are Arabic scripts, including Hebrew, and Asian characters, such as Chinese. While not all software support them out of the box, they are slowly being integrated, first as add-ons to the base software and eventually as part of the default language selection.

SimpleSoftware OCR engines are using two different systems for language support. In the end languages supported by your OCR is based on your basic version of SimpleIndex installed, any addons (SimpleIndex Server, SimpleCoversheet, and so on) […]


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