Supported recognition languages

ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 provides support for the highest number of recognition languages on the market. It offers recognition of languages with Latin, Cyrillic, Greek or Armenian characters, as well as Arabic, Burmese (technical preview), Farsi, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Thai and other languages. To further increase the recognition accuracy, integrated dictionaries are provided for many languages. To increase recognition of unusual words and untypical fonts, a small integrated utility can be used for implementing own dictionaries and creating own character patterns.

In addition, the SDK provides recognition of historic documents printed between 17th and 19th century in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, recognition of artificial languages (Esperanto, Interlingua, Ido and Occidenal, recognition of programming languages (Basic, C/C++, COBOL, Fortran, JAVA, and Pascal), simple chemical formulas and standard digits. In total, ABBYY FineReader Engine supports 208 OCR and 126 ICR languages.


ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 recognizes 202 OCR languages, including:

Some languages are available as an add-on to the basic set of languages included into a standard license.

ICR (only for Windows)

ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Windows provides ICR technology — hand-printed character recognition for more than 125 languages, including:


ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 provides BCR technology — business card recognition for 26 languages:

Message Languages

Message boxes such as error messages tips and warnings are available in English, Bulgarian, Czech, Chinese (PRC and Taiwan), Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

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