Document Languages

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 the following:

There are several reasons that a language may not be listed:

  1. The language is not supported by ABBYY FineReader.

    For details, see Supported Languages.

  2. Your copy of the software product does not support this language.
    The complete list of languages available in your copy can be found in the Licenses dialog box (select Help > About… > License Info).