Can FineReader PDF recognize text that contains unusual symbols (pictograms, the © and ® symbols, etc.)?
FineReader PDF can be trained to recognize all Unicode symbols. To recognize text with uncommon Unicode symbols, please follow the instructions below.
1. Create a new language and add all the necessary symbols to its alphabet:
- Open a document in the OCR Editor of FineReader PDF.
- Go to the Tools menu > Options... > Languages.
- Click the New button.
- Select the language of the text that needs to be recognized as the base language and click OK.
- Click the ... button next to Alphabet.
- Select and add new symbols to the new language and click OK.
- Enter the name for the new language and click OK.
2. Train FineReader to recognize the new symbols:
- Select the new language as the language of the current document.
- Go to Tools > Options... > OCR.
- Select the Use training to recognize new characters and ligatures option. Tick the Also use built-in patterns option.
- Click OK.
- Click the Recognize button to start recognition.
Note: This article corresponds to FineReader PDF for Windows. If you have the same question regarding the FineReader PDF for Mac program, please consult the article: Recognition of non-standard symbols in FineReader PDF for Mac.
Please find out more about creating a user language and the recognition with training in the User's Guide articles: