Opening a pdf that was originally a scanned document in trados
Thread poster: rehaz
rehaz  Identity Verified
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Nov 21, 2010

Does any one know if Trados can open and deal with a source file that is a Pdf and originally was a scanned document??

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TargamaT  Identity Verified
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Trados + PDF Nov 21, 2010

http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/36574-how_to_translate_pdf_files_with_trados.html

If the PDF is in Arabic you can not do an OCR on it...


Oussama


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Mohamed Mehenoun  Identity Verified
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can't do it with SDL Nov 21, 2010

SDL doesn't seem to be able to OCR Arabic

However, you can use Readiris Pro which may be able to help if the scan is good.

I do have Readris Pro, I can try to OCR it for you if you want !

Kind regards,


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rehaz  Identity Verified
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It seems it's an ongoing problem for most Nov 22, 2010

For Mohamed

SO SDL can make it if the source file is english?? I am just curious.
The reason I was asking is that I have done many many translations where the source file is a scan, sometimes the source was english and sometimes it was arabic. It was taking a long time from me and of course I couldn't charge more money for that. I have tried many OCR and nothing seemed to work and it took me a long time uninstalling a lot of useless programs. I was thinking to buy trados to solve the problem. but it seems that trados doesn't. I heard that Abby does solve the problem, but I haven't tried it yet.
Thanks for the offer sooooooooo much. If I get a job and I am stuck in editing it, I will definitely ask for your help.

For Oussama, Thanks for the link. It was very helpful. It seems that this problem is not mine alone.


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Riadh Muslih  Identity Verified
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No Arabic OCR Nov 22, 2010

I'm not aware of any OCR program at all. Not as part of PDF Professional, or InDesign, or softwares that come with a number of scanners, etc. However, I must confess that being in Canada, I don't know if there are any scanners sold in the Arab World that come with an OCR, but I very much doubt it. Right to left non roman alphabet are poorly served in this department, and mainly because of the small market.

Good luck


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rehaz  Identity Verified
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It's very frustrating Nov 22, 2010

Yes, I agree. It's very frustrating and the problem is that most of the work I get here in the United States is from Arabic into English.
Do you know of any reliable OCR that can work well with English source files?


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TargamaT  Identity Verified
Syria
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VERUS™ OCR Nov 22, 2010

http://www.novodynamics.com/

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ahmadwadan.com  Identity Verified
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Reliable Arabic OCR Nov 23, 2010

I have Readiris Pro 11. After 3 trials with Arabic scanned docs I gave up and found that it is waste of time! Amending scanned Arabic takes time more than typing it from scratch.

Readiris Pro 11 is great with English but poor with Arabic.

My question now: do you have any idea of a reliable Arabic OCR software?

Thank you


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TargamaT  Identity Verified
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VERUS™ OCR Nov 23, 2010

You can test a sample of Arabic PDF OCR by sending it to Novodynamics

http://www.novodynamics.com/

I think that Verus costs 1500 $...


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rehaz  Identity Verified
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Need your help Dec 3, 2010

Can anybody help me extract a PDF file ( of English source) into word???? It's really urgent. Suddenly all my English OCRs don't seem to work and my computer is acting weird. Pls help

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TargamaT  Identity Verified
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send me your doc Dec 3, 2010

I can do it immediately...

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