FineReader Engine 11 for Windows specification

ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 Requirements

  • PC with an x86-compatible processor (1 GHz or higher)
  • Operating system:
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) 
    • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)

    ABBYY FineReader Engine has been tested on the following cloud computing platforms:

    • Windows Azure
      • Azure App Services
      • Azure Cloud Services
      • Azure Service Fabric
      • Azure Virtual Machines
    • Amazon EC2

    ABBYY FineReader Engine has been tested in the following virtual environments:

    • Microsoft Virtual PC
    • Microsoft Hyper-V (only with a software protection key)
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 3, 4
    • Parallels Desktop 4
    • Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4
    • VMware Server 2
    • VMware Workstation 7, 8
    • VMware Player 3
    • VMware ESXi 5
  • Memory:
    • for processing one-page documents — at least 400 MB RAM, 1 GB RAM recommended
    • for processing multi-page documents — at least 1 GB RAM, 1.5 GB RAM recommended
    • for parallel processing — 350 MB * (cores number) + 450MB RAM
    • for parallel processing of documents in Arabic or CJK languages — 850 MB * (cores number) + 750MB RAM
  • Hard disk space: 1400 MB for library installation and 100 MB for program operation, plus an additional 15MB for every processing page of a multi-page document
  • 100% TWAIN-compatible scanner, digital camera, or fax modem — for scanning or image import only
  • Video card and monitor (min. resolution 1024*768 — for pattern training, dictionary editing, scanning with a GUI displayed, Visual Components)
  • Keyboard, mouse, or other input device
  • The following registry branches should be accessible from the workstation:
    • "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ABBYY\SDK\11\FineReader Engine" — full control
    • "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ABBYY\SDK\11" — full control for installation only
    • "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ABBYY\SDK\11" — full control for installation only
  • The following folders should be accessible from the workstation:
    • Folder with ABBYY FineReader Engine binary files — access for reading
    • %TEMP% folder — full control access
    • folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\11\FineReader Engine — full control access
    • folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\11\Licenses — full control access
  • The following components should be installed:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
    • If your application uses pattern training, dictionary editing, or scanning with a GUI displayed, Microsoft Windows Common Controls must be version 5.80 or later and RichEdit Control must be version 3.0 or later
  • For correct operation of the font detection mechanism the fonts needed for the languages you use should be installed
  • For ABBYY FineReader Engine Visual Components only:
    • Microsoft Windows Common Controls must be version 6.0 or later
    • If you use Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 for development of your application, you may need to install COM Interop assemblies for Visual Components manually.

ABBYY SDK 11 License Server Requirements

  • PC with an x86-compatible processor (1 GHz or higher)
  • Operating system:
    • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
    • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)

    ABBYY SDK 11 License Server has been tested in the following virtual environments:

    • Microsoft Virtual PC
    • Microsoft Hyper-V (only with a software protection key)
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 3, 4
    • Parallels Desktop 4
    • Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4
    • VMware Server 2
    • VMware Workstation 7, 8
    • VMware Player 3
    • VMware ESXi 5
  • 25 MB of free hard-disk space
  • folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\11\Licenses — full control access

*Note: in order to be able to use ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 on Windows Azure and Amazon EC2 a special licensing agreement is required.

Development tools

The ABBYY FineReader Engine application programming interface conforms to the COM standard and can be easily used in C/C++, Visual Basic, .NET, Delphi, Java or any development tool supporting COM components. The Engine can be adapted for use in scripting languages like VBS, JS, and Perl.

OCR:

ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 recognizes 202 OCR languages, including:

  • 47 main languages with Latin, Cyrillic, Greek or Armenian characters, for which the FineReader Engine provides dictionary support: Armenian (Eastern, Western, Grabar), Bashkir, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Netherlands and Belgium), English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German (new and old spelling), Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Nynorsk and Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
  • Japanese, Korean and Hangul with dictionary support, Chinese (PRC and Taiwan).
  • Thai with dictionary support.
  • Hebrew with dictionary support, Yiddish.
  • Arabic with dictionary support, Farsi.
  • Latin, Azerbaijani (Latin), Russian (old spelling) with dictionary support.
  • 5 FineReader XIX languages with dictionary support, for recognition of old European documents printed in the 17th-19th centuries: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
  • 136 additional languages with Latin, Cyrillic, or Greek characters: Abkhaz, Adyghian, Afrikaans, Agul, Albanian, Altaic, Avar, Aymara, Azerbaijani (Cyrillic), Azerbaijani (Latin), Basque, Belarusian, Bemba, Blackfoot, Breton, Bugotu, Buryat, Cebuano, Chamorro, Chechen, Chukchee, Chuvash, Congo, Corsican, Crimean Tatar, Crow, Dakota, Dargwa, Dungan, Eskimo (Cyrillic), Eskimo (Latin), Even, Evenki, Faeroese, Fijian, Frisian, Friulian, Gagauz, Galician, Ganda, German (Luxemburg), Guarani, Hani, Hausa, Hawaiian, Icelandic, Ingush, Irish, Jingpo, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay-balkar, Karakalpak, Kasub, Kawa, Kazakh, Khakass, Khanty, Kikuyu, Kirghiz, Koryak, Kpelle, Kumyk, Kurdish, Lak, Latin, Latvian Gothic, Lezgi, Luba, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malinke, Maltese, Mansy, Maori, Mari, Maya, Miao, Minangkabau, Mohawk, Moldavian, Mongol, Mordvin, Nahuatl, Nenets, Nivkh, Nogay, Nyanja, Ojibway, Old Slavonic, Ossetian, Papiamento, Provencal, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romany, Rundi, Russian (old spelling), Rwanda, Sami (Lappish), Samoan, Scottish Gaelic, Selkup, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Shona, Somali, Sorbian, Sotho, Sunda, Swahili, Swazi, Tabasaran, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tajik, Turkmen (Latin), Tok Pisin, Tongan, Tswana, Tun, Turkmen, Tuvinian, Udmurt, Uigur (Cyrillic), Uigur (Latin), Uzbek (Cyrillic), Uzbek (Latin), Vietnamese, Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Yakut, Zapotec, Zulu.
  • 4 artificial languages: Esperanto, Interlingua, Ido, and Occidental.
  • 6 programming languages: Basic, C/C++, COBOL, Fortran, JAVA, and Pascal.
  • Simple chemical formulas.
  • Digits.
  • Tools for creating user-defined languages.

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

ICR:

ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 provides ICR technology — hand-printed character recognition for more than 110 languages, including:

  • About 30 languages with morphology/dictionary support (languages with Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek alphabets).
  • 85 languages with Latin characters without dictionary support.
  • Arabic ICR digits.

Message Languages

Dialogue captions, text, error, and other program messages are available in English, Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Chinese (PRC and Taiwan).

Supported Image Formats:

The ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 opens and saves image files in the following formats:

  • PDF:
    Files in PDF format (Version 1.7 or earlier), including PDF/Archive (PDF/A)
  • BMP:
    2-bit — uncompressed black and white
    4- and 8-bit — uncompressed Palette
    4- and 8-bit — RLE compressed Palette (only opening)
    16-bit — uncompressed Mask
    24-bit — uncompressed
    32-bit — uncompressed Mask
  • PCX, DCX:
    2-bit — black and white
    4- and 8-bit — gray
    TrueColor
  • JPEG:
    gray, color
  • JPEG 2000:
    gray — Part 1
    color — Part 1
  • TIFF:
    black and white — uncompressed, CCITT3, CCITT3FAX (only opening), CCITT4, Packbits, ZIP, LZW
    gray — uncompressed, Packbits, JPEG, ZIP, LZW
    TrueColor — uncompressed, JPEG, ZIP, LZW
    Palette — uncompressed, Packbits, ZIP, LZW
    multi-image TIFF
  • GIF (only opening):
    black and white — LZW-compressed
    gray — LZW-compressed
    TrueColor — LZW-compressed
  • PNG:
    black and white, gray, color
  • DjVu (only opening):
    black and white, gray, color
  • JBIG2:
    black and white
  • WDP, WIC-compatible (only opening):
    black and white, gray, color (WIC or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 required).

Document Saving Formats

  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • XML-based Microsoft Office 2007 (DOCX, XLSX and PPTX)
  • PDF, PDF/A (MRC compression for PDF and PDF/A)
  • Comma Separated Values (CSV)
  • HTML. FineReader Engine supports various code pages (Windows, DOS, Mac, ISO) and Unicode (UTF-8) encoding
  • Plain Text (TXT). FineReader Engine supports various code pages (Windows, DOS, Mac, ISO) and Unicode (UTF-16, UTF-8) encoding
  • Microsoft Excel (XLS)
  • XML (file format contains recognized text the structure of which is described with the help of XML)
  • ODT
  • ALTO
  • FB2
  • EPUB
  • vCard

Barcode Types

  • 1D: Codabar, Code 128, Code 39, Code 93, Code 32, Full ASCII Code 39, EAN 8 and 13, GS1-128, IATA 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Patch, PostNet, UPC-A, UPC-E.
  • 2D: PDF 417, Aztec, Data Matrix, QR Code, MaxiCode.

The ActiveX-based visual components provide easy integration of user interface elements to existing applications. Developers can give users direct but controlled access to recognition results and functions for validation or checking of documents. The visual components set consists of five components designed according to company’s experience in creating end-user applications.

  • Scan Interface
    Provides an interface for accessing TWAIN-based scanners. Allows users to select key scanning settings such as resolution, paper settings, etc.
  • Document Viewer
    A visual overview of documents images and status of recognition processing. Available in a thumbnail view of each page, or a detailed view in table format.
  • Image Viewer
    A full image view of a document page- it can be processed with specialised tools for creating, editing and changing the settings of recognition blocks. Tools include for example:
    • Rotating, cropping and splitting images.
    • Drawing recognition areas or selecting block types – text, image, table, barcode.
    • Buttons of the toolbar can be displayed or hidden via code, customised buttons are possible
  • Text Editor
    Provides option to highlight uncertain characters and basic text formatting tools. Developers can control the text area display, available buttons and the user actions, like the selected text areas
  • Text Validator
    An easy-to-use Wizard-like tool to check recognised characters marked as “uncertain.” Includes an integrated function to check spelling and provides a “zoom” view of key portions of text to be checked. Developers can control the behaviour of this component.

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