ABBYY FineReader recognizes both mono- and multi-lingual (e.g.
written in two languages) documents. For multi-lingual documents,
you must select several recognition languages.
To specify an OCR language for your document, either in the
Document Languages drop-down list on the main toolbar (or in the
New Task window if you are using quick tasks), select one of
ABBYY FineReader will automatically select the appropriate
languages from the user-defined list of languages. To modify this
Select More languages…
In the Language Editor dialog box, select the option
Automatically select document languages from the following
list is selected.
Click the Specify… button.
In the Languages dialog box, select the desired
A language or a combination of languages
Select a language or a language combination. The list of languages
includes the languages most often used on the computer, as well as
English, German, and French.
Select this option if the language you need is not visible in the
In the Language Editor dialog box, select the Specify
languages manually option and then select the desired language
or languages by checking the appropriate boxes. If you often use a
particular language combination, you can create a new group for
There are several reasons that a language may not be listed:
The language is not supported by ABBYY FineReader.