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How to support German and other languages in the OCR Processor?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: PDF
Tags: pdf, language, ocr

You can specify German and other languages in the OCR Processor as follows.

For example:

spa = spanish, fra = french, deu = german, nld = dutch; ita = italian, por = portugese

You can download tessdata for corresponding language from the following link.



Refer to the following code example to apply the OCR in German:


using (OCRProcessor processor = new OCRProcessor(@"..\..\Data\Tesseract Binaries\"))
//Load the PDF document
PdfLoadedDocument lDoc = new PdfLoadedDocument(@"..\..\Data\german.pdf");
//Specifying the language for german
processor.Settings.Language = "deu";
processor.PerformOCR(lDoc, @"..\..\Data\Tessdata\");
//Save the OCR processed PDF document in the disk

Sample Link:



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Yves Goergen
May 24, 2016
The download link is broken. Reply
Yves Goergen
May 24, 2016
Here are the new files: https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tessdata Reply
Abirami Selvan [Syncfusion]
May 25, 2016
Hi Yves , Thank you for your feedback. We have modified the updated link in KB. We have already updated this link in our documentation link. Please refer to the following documentation link: http://help.syncfusion.com/file-formats/pdf/working-with-ocr#prerequisites-and-setting-up-the-tesseract-engine
Marek Opanas
Nov 25, 2019

Is it possible to automatically detect language?


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