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Command Line Interface aids OCR, PDF conversion integration.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 22, 2010 - ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 CLI for Linux makes ABBYY automated text recognition and PDF conversion processes accessible within Linux operating environments via command line interface. Users can control functionality completely via command line access, allowing developers and advanced computer users to integrate OCR within variety of solutions. Converted text is delivered in various file output formats - RTF, HTML, or PDF - with accurately reproduced text, layouts, and formatting.

Original Press Release

ABBYY Europe Releases New Command Line Interface OCR Utility for Linux

Press release date: Mar 15, 2010

New ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 CLI for Linux Enables Fast Access to Automated OCR and PDF Conversion in Linux Environments London, UK - ABBYY Europe, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced the release of ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 CLI for Linux, a new command line interface utility which enables quick and simple integration of ABBYY's award-winning optical character recognition (OCR) and PDF conversion technologies within Linux environments.

ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 CLI for Linux is a turnkey utility which makes ABBYY's automated text recognition and document conversion processes easily accessible for Linux operating environments through the command line interface. ABBYY document recognition technologies offer high quality conversion of scans, PDFs and image files into editable and searchable formats. Using ABBYY technology, organisations can easily digitise paper-based information and seamlessly build text recognition capabilities into their business processes.

"ABBYY's product offering includes a wide range of document recognition applications and integration tools to suit a variety of different scenarios and environments," explained Jupp Stoepetie, CEO of ABBYY Europe GmbH. "With FineReader Engine CLI for Linux, adding automated OCR is as simple as adding one more command line to the script. With this easy integration we make our technologies accessible to an even broader audience."

With ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 CLI for Linux, users can control functionality completely via command line access allowing developers and advanced computer users to easily integrate OCR within a variety of solutions ranging from desktop applications to server-based systems. The product delivers converted text in various file output formats including RTF, HTML or PDF. The solution not only accurately reproduces text but also document layouts and formatting.

Key features and functions:
  • Image Pre-processing - image noise reduction, colour inversion, and separation of double pages.

  • Document Analysis - detection of page orientation, barcode localisation, picture and table detection, table analysis

  • Multifont Support - recognises texts produced by matrix printers or typewriters, as well as of OCR-A, OCR-B and MICR

  • Barcode Recognition - recognises seventeen well-established 1D barcodes as well as 2D barcode PDF 417* (*Add on) throughout the document.

  • Recognition Languages - recognises text in 190 languages and multilingual documents.

    ABBYY OCR technologies are internationally recognised for their accuracy and reliability. Through an array of software development kits, they are available for integration into applications hosted on a variety of different platforms including BSD, Linux, MacOS X, Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows and Windows Mobile. The extensive platform support enables developers to enlarge the range of their solutions with state-of-the-art technologies for OCR, PDF and document conversion.

    Availability and pricing ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 CLI for Linux is available immediately. For detailed information regarding the product functions, availability and licensing, as well as a free trial version, please visit ABBYY's CLI for Linux pages at

    About ABBYY Europe ABBYY Europe is a member of the ABBYY Group supporting sales and marketing activities in Western Europe.

    ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY software to automate time- and labour-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top manufacturers such as BenQ, Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, the UK, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit

    ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, ADRT, FineReader, Lingvo, FlexiCapture, and PDF Transformer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.