FineReader Engine 10.5 for Windows specification

Requirements

  • PC with x86-compatible processor (1 GHz or higher).
  • Operating system:

    • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 (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)
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1-SP2, R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows XP SP1-SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 2000 SP4 (32-bit)
  • ABBYY FineReader Engine has been tested on the following cloud computing platforms:

    • Windows Azure
    • Amazon EC2
  • ABBYY FineReader Engine has been tested in the following virtual environments:

    • Microsoft Virtual PC
    • Microsoft Hyper-V (only with 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 — minimum 400 MB RAM, recommended 1 GB RAM;
    • for processing multi-page documents — minimum 1 GB RAM, recommended 1,5 GB RAM.
  • Hard disk space: 800 MB for library installation and 100 MB for program operation plus additional 15Mb for every processing page of a multi-page document.
  • 100% TWAIN-compatible scanner, digital camera, or fax modem — for scanning 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\10\FineReader Engine" — full control
    • "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ABBYY\SDK\10" — full control for installation only
    • "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ABBYY\SDK\10" — 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
    • For Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003:

      • folder %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ABBYY\SDK\10\FineReader Engine — full control access;
      • folder %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ABBYY\SDK\10\Licenses — full control access
    • For Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012:

      • folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\10\FineReader Engine — full control access;
      • folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\10\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, scanning with a GUI displayed, Microsoft Windows Common Controls must have version 5.80 or later and RichEdit Control must have version 3.0 or later
  • For ABBYY FineReader Engine Visual Components only:

    • Microsoft Windows Common Controls must have 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 10.5 License Server Requirements

  • PC with x86-compatible processor (1 GHz or higher).
  • Operating system:

    • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 (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)
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1-SP2, R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows XP SP1-SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 2000 SP4 (32-bit)
  • ABBYY SDK 10.5 License Server has been tested in the following virtual environments:

    • Microsoft Virtual PC
    • Microsoft Hyper-V (only with 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
  • For Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003:

    • folder %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ABBYY\SDK\10\Licenses — full control access (please note that folder name “Application Data” may be localized in your system)
  • For Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012:

    • folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\10\Licenses — full control access

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, Perl.

OCR:

ABBYY FineReader Engine 10.5 recognizes 196 OCR languages, including:

  • 37 main languages with Latin, Cyrillic, Greek or Armenian characters, for which 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.
  • 4 East Asian languages with dictionary support: Chinese (Traditional, Simplified), Japanese, and Korean.
  • Thai language with dictionary support.
  • Hebrew and Yiddish languages with dictionary support.
  • Arabic language with dictionary support.
  • 5 FineReader XIX languages with dictionary support, for recognition of old European document printed in 17-19 th centuries: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
  • 133 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, Lezgi, Luba, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malinke, Maltese, Mansy, Maori, Mari, Maya, Miao, Minangkabau, Mohawk, Moldavian, Mongol, Mordvin, Nahuatl, Nenets, Nivkh, Nogay, Nyanja, Ojibway, 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, Tok Pisin, Tongan, Tswana, Tun, Turkmen, Tuvinian, Udmurt, Uigur (Cyrillic), Uigur (Latin), Uzbek (Cyrillic), Uzbek (Latin), 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.

ICR:

ABBYY FineReader Engine 10.5 provides ICR for 113 languages, including:

  • 29 languages with morphology/dictionary support (languages with Latin characters, 3 Cyrillic languages and Greek).
  • 84 languages without dictionary support.
  • Supports 28 styles of hand-writing of different countries and areas: European, American, Canadian, Russian, Japanese, Arabic and Thai.
  • Arabic ICR digits.

Message Languages

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

Supported Image Formats:

The ABBYY FineReader Engine 10.5 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
    16-bit — uncompressed Mask
    24-bit — uncompressed Palette and TrueColor
    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, CCITT4, Packbits, ZIP, LZW
    gray — uncompressed, Packbits, JPEG, ZIP, LZW
    TrueColor — uncompressed, JPEG, ZIP, LZW
    Palette — uncompressed, Packbits, ZIP, LZW
    multi image TIFF
  • GIF:
    black and white — LZW-compressed
    gray — LZW-compressed
    TrueColor — LZW-compressed
  • PNG:
    black and white, gray, color
  • DjVu:
    black and white, gray, color
  • JBIG2:
    black and white
  • WDP:
    black and white, gray, color (WIC or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 required).

Document Saving Formats:

  • Microsoft Word (DOC)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Microsoft Word XML (XML), Microsoft Office Word 2003 only
  • 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
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT)
  • Plain Text (TXT). FineReader Engine supports various code pages (Windows, DOS, Mac, ISO) and Unicode (UTF-16, UTF-8) encoding
  • Microsoft Excel (XLS)
  • DBF. FineReader Engine supports various code pages (Windows, DOS, Mac, ISO)
  • XML (file format contains recognized text which structure is described with the help of XML)
  • ALTO
  • FB2
  • EPUB.

Barcode Types

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

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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