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03:47 Jun 14, 2000
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase:Omnifonterkennung
This is in a text about scanning.
Die Omnifonterkennung erlaubt eine schnelle Erkennung von oft wechselnden Vorlagen...
Explanation: This seems to deal with OCR or optical character recognition software. This is used in scanning in text and digitizing it to a text document. I'd stick with omnifont, that seems to be a copyright protected term - see the URL below.
Probably just by chance, the reference from Dierk is one that uses a hyphen in omni-font in English and they are a company from Santa Clara, CA, right in the heart of Silicon Valley. HOWEVER, Alta Vista and Northern Light both show a three-to-one preference for the form without hyphen as Dierk wrote the word in his answer. This might be because search engines do not always recognize punctuation marks. Ferretti shows omni-font but Brinkmann uses omnifont. NODE does not list omnifont at all but all the other words with omni are not hyphenated. The majority seems to favor omnifont.