General Feature Overview

A new version of the ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 CLI for Linux based on the latest OCR technology is available and can be tested for free. Request a CLI Trial

How to use the CLI application? - Samples

abbyyocr11 -if sample.jpg -f HTML -hkl -of sample.html -f RTF -rmp -of sample.rtf
  • The sample.jpg file will be recognised
  • The results will be exported to
    • HTML (-f HTML) and
    • RTF formats (-f RTF).
  • The original lines in the recognised text will be retained during export to HTML format (-hkl).
  • The source page layout will not be retained when exporting recognised text to RTF format (-rmp).
abbyyocr11 -ii -fm -if sample.jpg -tet UTF8 -of sample.txt
  • The sample.jpg file will be recognised in fast mode (-fm).
  • The colours of the prepared image will be inverted during conversion to the internal format (-ii).
  • The results will be exported to an Unicode UTF8 type text file (-tet UTF8).

Use the Command Line Generator for the easy creation and fine-tuning of command lines.

Features + Functionality

ABBYY FineReader Engine CLI for Linux offers easy and instant access to ABBYY’s high quality OCR technology on the Linux platform. Processing can be easily controlled and automated via terminal/command line calls.

a) Image & Document & Input Formats:

The following image and document formats can be opened and processed:

  • PDF
  • BMP
  • PCX
  • DCX
  • JPEG
  • JPEG2000
  • TIFF
  • PNG

b) Processing and Recognition Features:

The image processing and recognition are controlled through a set of parameters:

  • Image processing
    Skew correction, image format, compression settings, image resolution, cleaning images, colour inversion, splitting of dual pages
  • Recognition Keys
    Fast/balanced mode, format recognition (e.g. Italic), recognition languages that should be used, Recognition of mixed font types, such as normal text, typewriter, dot-matrix, OCR-A, OCR-B and MICR (E13b)
  • Barcode Keys
    17 most popular 1D barcodes, 2D: PDF417, Aztec, DataMatrix, QRCode
    positioned at any angle on a document
  • General: Miscellaneous Keys
    Processing Profiles for different scenarios, e.g. archiving, text extraction or editing; multi-core-CPU processing

c) Export Options:

FineReader Engine CLI for Linux offers sophisticated output options and formats:

  • Synthesis Keys
    Settings how the recognition result export should be exported, e.g. fonts, paragraphs, text color, hyperlinks…

The recognition results can be exported to these formats:

Further details can be found in the documentation.

OCR Languages

ABBYY FineReader Engine for Linux recognizes over 190 OCR languages – Version 11 now also supports Arabic OCR 1)

Barcode Types

  • 1D: Check Code 39, Check Interleaved 25, Code 128, Code 39, EAN 13, EAN 8, Interleaved 25, CODABAR (without checksum), UCC Code 128, Code 2 of 5 (Industrial, IATA, Matrix), Code 93, UPC-A, UPC-E and Postnet.
  • 2D: PDF 417, Aztec, DataMatrix, QRCode

Licence Add ons

1) available int he Trial and only in the 'Extended Language Version'