Re: Copying Hebrew text from a PDF into a Translation tool - OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Help Request #general


Alicia Weiss
 

Perhaps I am misunderstanding the problem, but "Image" .pdf files certainly can be converted to text; I do this all the time to produce accessible files for people who use assistive technologies, although I confess I have never attempted Hebrew or other language with nonLatin characters. . Sometimes a bit of editing is necessary as OCR is not always 100% accurate, but it will not produce a blank file if you are doing this correctly Of course, you will then need to run the resultant text through Google Translate or a similar program.  I am assuming that when you attempted this using the paid version of Adobe Acrobat, you first set the language to Hebrew.  What was the output?  There are also higher-quality programs that are designed specifically for OCR purpose that often perform better than Adobe (for which OCR is one of their tools), such as Abbyfine and OmniPage.  Of the two, Abbyy Fine is the more affordable.



Alicia Weiss
Researching: WEISS/WEISZ Szecseny, Hungary; KUNDLER, Kaposmero/Kisvarda/Gyongyos/Budapest, Hungary; POLLAK, Kaposmero/Csurgo, Hungary;PRESSMAN/PRESEISEN, Kiev, Ukraine; GOLDFELD, Russia; Dufine/Dufan/Dufayn, Orgeev Moldova/ Tuchin Ukraine; MAUTHNER/MAUTNER, Szecseny, Hungary, HEMPEL/HAMPEL, Poland.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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