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Old 01-23-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Arabic script support?

I have many books in Persian-Farsi. I was wondering if a) I could get an OCR program to scan them in, and b) could I then convert them to the LRF format? Will it accept foreign characters?

Also what OCR would you use for Arabic script support?
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:10 AM   #2
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LRF files do not support right-to-left scripts.

PDF with an embedded font is your best bet.

Presumably there must be OCR apps which deal with non-Roman alphabets, but I'm afraid that I don't know what they are. I would imagine OCR of Arabic would be a real challenge, given the cursive nature of the script and the huge range of "styles" of writing! Rather like trying to OCR handwriting.
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Hi Matth3w

If you care to provide one or two pages digitized (300dpi’s) I can test them for you.

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I have tested Readiris as Farsi OCR, and it sort of works. Also usually an OCR enabled application comes with scanners when u purchase one.
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