Hebrew OCR, which is the ability to convert Hebrew scripts to editable formats, is a relatively new option that many OCR software still do not support it out of the box. ReadIRIS was the first major OCR application to offer support for Hebrew optical character recognition on the PC platform. More recently, ABBYY FineReader has introduced an option for Hebrew OCR in version 11.

Both ABBYY and IRIS also offer Hebrew OCR options in their enterprise server OCR solutionsFineReader Server and IRISDocument Server. In both cases support for Hebrew OCR is optional, so when purchasing be sure to select the correct version. The links below will take you directly to versions that support Hebrew OCR.

Hebrew / Yiddish OCR

OCR Software with Hebrew / Yiddish Language Support

Shop desktop, server and OCR data capture solutions that have Hebrew / Yiddish language recognition capabilities.

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.

Hebrew OCR, which gives an ability to convert Hebrew scripts to editable formats, is a relatively new option that many OCR software still do not support it out of the box. ReadIRIS was the first major OCR application to offer support for Hebrew optical character recognition on the PC platform. More recently, ABBYY FineReader has introduced an option for Hebrew OCR in version 11. ABBYY FineReader Server had separate language pack to add Hebrew OCR option. But since April of 2020 Hebrew language pack is included in ABBYY FineReader Server .

ABBYY also offer Hebrew OCR options in their enterprise server OCR solutions, and FineReader Server. In this cases support for Hebrew OCR is optional, so when purchasing be sure to select the correct version. The links below will take you directly to versions that support Hebrew OCR. Lighter versions of […]

Arabic OCR

OCR Software with Arabic Language Support

Shop desktop, server and OCR data capture solutions that have Arabic language recognition capabilities.

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. Since ReadIRIS first developed optical character recognition to identify Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi characters on the PC platform, ABBYY FineReader has further advanced Hebrew and Arabic OCR capabilities for more modern, versatile applications.

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.

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.

ReadIRIS Pro now includes Arabic (PC version only), Farsi, and Hebrew character recognition in their base package. No special version or add-on is required.

Adds the ability to recognize files over 50 pages, business cards and monitor a hot folder to automatically process images in the background.

Languages

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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