Key Features

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

  • High accuracy and OCR quality (same as for Windows platform)
  • Broad set of output formats, for example:
    • Text only, RTF, HTML, PDF, XML (with page layout and character information)
    • PDF/A 1-3
    • ODT, ePub and ALTO XML
  • Recognition of 1D & 2D barcodes
  • New in V11:
    • 64-bit native
    • PDF/A export
    • Processing Profiles
    • Built in multi-core CPU support for multi-page documents
    • PDF Export Profiles - optimised for visual quality, compression or export speed

Want to try?

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

Feature Details

Image & Document & Input Formats

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

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

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

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'