Thai OCR converts combinations of Thai (Siamese) languages based on Thai alphabet into editable formats. This innovative recognition capability provides a competitive advantage that many OCR software programs do not have the capacity to support. For now only Abbyy has further advanced Thai OCR capabilities for more modern, versatile applications. Abbyy FineReader Pro and Abbyy FineReader Corp are your main choices for organizing automatic Thai document processing. And Abbyy Flexicapture and Abbyy Flexicapture Invoice are your best choices for larger scale Thai language document automation systems. Unfortunately, even Abbyy applications are rather limited and Handwritten OCR (ICR) and Business card OCR (BCR) are not supported for Thai languages. ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac is your only choice if you have Apple systems and want to work with Thai documents.
Kofax also promises that next large update will add Thai languages to OmniPage. But for now Kofax does not supports it.
What is OCR?
When you scan a document that has text on it, the scanner simply takes a picture of the page and saves it as an image. Text saved in an image cannot be edited or searched, so the data it contains is useless to other software applications. In order to transform this information into an editable format that you can search, copy, and modify without retyping it manually, you need Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.
Abbyy FineReader 15 is a highly accurate and easy to use OCR software that includes host of features including digital camera OCR, intelligent document layouts, image enhancement, barcode recognition, and command line integration. FineReader is our pick for OCR software because its document layout retention will save you much time in reformatting documents you convert for editing.
FineReader Corporate Edition offers unique concurrent licensing that makes it possible for many users who need occasional use of OCR to share a small pool of active licenses. With accuracy comparable to OmniPage, superior technical support services, and a user interface that many users find preferable, we think that FineReader Corporate is the best choice of OCR software for business.
Create editable, searchable files and e-books from scans, PDFs and digital photographs. The most accurate OCR available for OSX, its unmatched recognition and conversion eliminates retyping and reformatting. Sophisticated yet remarkably intuitive, FineReader has an easy-to-use interface that makes even the most complex tasks simple.
ABBYY FlexiCapture is a powerful data capture and document processing solution from a world-leading technology vendor. It is designed to transform streams of documents of any structure and complexity into business-ready data. And its award-winning recognition technologies, automatic document classification, plus a highly scalable and customizable architecture, mean that it can help companies and organizations of any size to streamline their business processes, increase efficiency and reduce costs. We would recommend it as the best choice of OCR software for enterprise scale business.