Latest version: ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 CLI for Linux - Release 6

This version can be used for both the full- and the trial installation. To be able to use the software, you need a licence key:

  • ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 CLI for Linux - Release 6:

    Last Update: 12.09.2016

Release Information

  • Release date: 10.08.2016
  • Build #:
  • Based on FineReader Engine 11 for Linux Release 6

New features and improvements in Release 6

  • Faster document processing
    The new release includes enhancements, which significantly contribute to the overall processing performance.
    • New mechanism for memory management - heap manager
      According to our test results the document processing with new CLI release is up to 20% faster compared with the previous release.
    • Parallel multi-page document opening. The new CLI release can distribute the opening of multi-page documents to CPU cores. New functionality brings up to 2 times speed-up for image opening step in 2 and 4 core configurations.
  • Higher recognition accuracy
    The new CLI release includes now further functionalities for image pre-processing, which help to enhance the quality of an input image. The higher quality of the image leads to better OCR results.
    • The new crop function for images adjusts the borders of the image by cropping the background. More details >
    • Possibility to change a size of a vector PDF. More details >
  • Support of the latest versions of ALTO format
    Starting from this release following standard versions of ALTO format are supported: 2.0 (default version), 2.1 and 3.0. More details >
  • Faster and more accurate barcode processing
    Depending on use case, it is now possible to select between two profiles for barcode recognition: BarcodeRecognition_Speed and BarcodeRecognition_Accuracy. The profiles are optimized for either faster or more accurate barcode extraction.
    The new BarcodeRecognition_Speed profile speeds up the processing almost by 2 times. More details >
  • Improved screenshot detection
    The technology for screenshots' detection has been improved, so that CLI tool is now able to identify screenshots as image blocks instead of trying to read the text from it.
  • More flexibility when viewing a PDF document
    A new option in CLI allows to manage the availability of PDF layers in the output PDF file. If the option is used, the PDF layers are assigned to MRC image planes, so that in some PDF viewers such as Adobe Acrobat it is possible to choose which layers to view. More details >
  • Ability to control the decreasing of the licence counter units
    With the new key you can now control the decreasing of licence counter units. It is especially useful in scenario, when the input images come from unknown sources and you do not know in advance which format and size the incoming documents have. To avoid license counter units loss, you can now use the new key, which will check the size of the pages in the input document. In case one of the document pages will be larger than A4 format the execution of the command will be stopped and a warning will be displayed. More details >

Known issue

Linearized PDF cannot be created in this release.


  • Archive of the HTML Help (11.08.2016)
  • Documentation - View online or the version that is installed with the application.

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System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Fedora 20, 21, 22
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6, 7.1
  • openSUSE 12.3, 13.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1, 12
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7.8, 8
  • Ubuntu 12.04LTS, 14.04LTS, 14.10, 15.04

Hardware requirements

  • PC with Intel® Pentium® or compatible processor (1 GHz or higher)) which supports SSE and SSE2 instruction sets.
  • Memory:
    • min. 400 MB RAM, recommended 1 GB RAM, for processing one-page documents,
    • min. 1.5 GB RAM, recommended 4 GB RAM, for processing multi-page documents,
    • 700 MB * (cores number) + 900 MB RAM for parallel processing,
    • 1.5 GB * (cores number) + 1.5 GB RAM for parallel processing of documents in Arabic or CJK languages,
    • min. 4 GB RAM for parallel export
  • Hard disk space: 800 MB for library installation and 100 MB for program operation plus additional 15 MB for every processing page of a multi-page document.
  • Tmpfs size — 4 GB + 1 GB*(cores number).
  • Swap size — 4 GB + 1 GB*(cores number).
  • It is also recommended to have the Liberation font family installed on your Linux. ABBYY FineReader Engine uses these fonts for documents written in European languages by default.If you would like to recognize documents in other languages, it is required to install the corresponding fonts into your system as well.
  • ABBYY offers professional services to adapt the software to other platforms, please contact ABBYY for an offer.

Note: ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 CLI for Linux will not open images larger than 32512*32512 pixels.

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