ABBYY FineReader in japanese
Thread poster: Ilze Klotina

Ilze Klotina
Latvia
Local time: 14:26
Japanese to Latvian
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Sep 27, 2010

Today I received a scanned PDF file in japanese language which I have to translate. I tried to convert it into word with ABBYY FineReader, but it seems that this program doesn't support asian languages. I have the latest version 9.0 of FineReader.. Should I really search for another program for japanese source files?

 

TargamaT team  Identity Verified
Syria
Local time: 14:26
Member (2010)
English to Arabic
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Readiris Sep 27, 2010

I think, Readiris will do it:

http://www.irislink.com/c2-1684-189/Readiris-12-for-Windows.aspx


 

Christiane Feldmann-Leben  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 13:26
Member (2009)
Japanese to German
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FineReader 9 Professional is fine! Sep 27, 2010

I'm using Abby Fine Reader 9 for at least 2 or 3 years now for Japanese and I am very satisfied with the outcome. I don't know how the different buttons are called in english (i'm using german), but there is a possibility of choosing the language of the document and the last possibility is something like "further languages". There you should find Japanese.

If the programme doesn't recognize the document, then maybe you have a pdf-format which doesn't allow OCR, which some clients send without knowing what trouble they cause. Then no programme will help. The only way I know (if the client isn't willing to send another pdf-format), to print everything out and scan it manually. Then OCR is possible again.

Good luck with your document.
Christiane


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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Not the latest Sep 28, 2010

The latest version of ABBYY FineReader is 10 actually. AFAIK, CJK support comes out of the box. As for 9, look if Japanese is available for download.

 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:26
Member (2006)
English to Russian
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Try to circumvent Sep 28, 2010

Christiane Feldmann-Leben wrote:

If the programme doesn't recognize the document, then maybe you have a pdf-format which doesn't allow OCR, which some clients send without knowing what trouble they cause. Then no programme will help.


Not really. There are programs that remove protections from PDFs, just search in Google.

The only way I know (if the client isn't willing to send another pdf-format), to print everything out and scan it manually. Then OCR is possible again.


Alternatively, you can try printing your PDF out to a new PDF using programs such as pdfcreator.


 

Ilze Klotina
Latvia
Local time: 14:26
Japanese to Latvian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
japanese is NOT aivailable Sep 28, 2010

Thank you all for suggestions!

However, I can not set Japanese as the language of the document because it is simply not in the list. I tried to change language preferences re-installing the program, but realized that it is not possible. None of the Asian languages are in this list. I don't understand...

Maybe you can suggest a similar program which will definitely support Asian languages?


 


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