Identifying the text in a scanned document

Hi all,

I know this is totally off-topic, but I didn’t wanna put it in the chat thread as it might pass unnoticed.

I’m curious if you’re familiar with any type of software which identifies the text in a scanned document. Many years ago, I used an application called Abbyy FineReader - but that was long ago, and I wouldn’t know what else was developed in the area.

Strangely Google didn’t return as many results as I expected (maybe I didn’t use the right key words for the search). I’m gonna test a couple, but just wanted to double check if anybody here would have sth to recommend from experience.

Abbyy FineReader is one of the best software for OCR.


Well then, if it’s still the best one out there, I’ll just go with it and look no further. :slight_smile:

I’ve also used FineReader and it works fine.
If you are still interested you may check this Wikipedia article, it lists several other programs.