FineReader recognizes both mono- and multilingual (e.g. English
and French) documents. When recognizing document in English or
in German, you can also use the corresponding languages with
specialized dictionaries. In addition to the specialized medical
and legal dictionaries, these languages also include
general-purpose FineReader dictionaries.
To set the text recognition language, select it in the drop-down
list on the Standard toolbar.
To recognize a multi-lingual document:
Select the Select multiple languages item in the
language list on the Standard toolbar. The Recognition
language dialog will open.
Select the language of your choice in the Recognition
If you find that you often use a certain language combination,
you can create a new language
group that includes the languages you most often
Increasing the number of the recognition languages used
simultaneously may have an adverse effect on recognition quality. A
reasonable number of languages to use simultaneously is
You may find that your chosen recognition language is not
listed. This can be because of one of the following reasons :
The language is not supported by FineReader. See the complete
list of recognition languages under "Supported Languages".
The language hasn't been included in the recognition language
list displayed on the Recognition toolbar. To add a language
select the Choose more languages item in the language list
on the Standard toolbar. The Recognition language
dialog will open. Select the language of your choice in the
Note: Always ensure that you use the same folder as the
one that contains FineReader.
To show/hide a language in the drop-down list on the
Select the language of your choice in the Language Editor dialog
(Tools>Language Editor) and then check or uncheck the
Show this language in the drop-down list on the toolbar
Tip: It is even possible to set a recognition language
for an individual block. To do this, right-click the block
concerned and select the Properties item in the local menu.
The Properties dialog will open. Select the Block tab
in the dialog and then select the block recognition language in the
Languages field on the tab.