Creating an OCR Language

When performing OCR on a document, ABBYY FineReader uses some information about the language of the document (this language is to be selected from the Document Languages drop-down list in the main window). If there are too many unusual abbreviations or words in the text, the program may fail to recognize them correctly. If this is the case, you may wish to create your own recognition language for this document.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Language Editor…
  2. In the Language Editor dialog box, click New…
  3. In the New Language or Group dialog box, select Create a new language based on an existing one and from the drop-down list below, select the desired language. Click OK.
  4. In the Language Properties dialog box, specify the properties of the new OCR language.
  5. Once you have finished creating your new language, select it as the recognition language for your document.

    For details, see Document Languages.

By default, user languages are saved in the ABBYY FineReader document folder. You can alsosave all your user languages and patterns to one file: Select Tools>Options…, click the Read tab, and then click the Save to File… button.