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- Hi Syarzhuk,
(I apologize for not replying in Belarusian.)
I've been using FineReader Pro (FRP) 5.0 and now 6.0 for close to two years,
mainly to OCR Belarusian Cyrillic and present the pages in Unicode on my Web
In general it's a very accurate, powerful program with lots of configurable
features, and it's the best OCR software I tried (and also the most
expensive). Yes, the 177 languages are great, but I haven't tried the
Cherokee or Inuit Cyrillic or Navajo, so I can't speak to their accuracy.
For any language you are OCR'ing, I recommend using FRP's "training" feature
to increase its accuracy with the specific documents you are OCR'ing.
OCR'ing Belarusian Cyrillic works really well.
I upgraded to version 6.0 to get the "define a new language" feature, so
that I could add Lacinka (without having to fix the unrecognizable
(accented) characters by hand -- quite tedious!).
I spoke to several tech support staff to find out if Lacinka could be added
in this way. Yes, they all reassured me. The tech support instructions and
the documentation (in English) do NOT agree as to how to go about this
process, so you end up having to experiment. Even the different tech
support guys gave me different explanations. I exchanged a number of
messages with them before giving up. :-(
The problem is with the accented characters and that they are not ALL part
of any one of the pre-Unicode code pages (those 12xx numbered ones).
Thus far, tech support has been very WRONG--at least on Windows Me (English
version); I'll try Windows 2000 some time in the next few months--which is
supposed to be 100% Unicode compatible. To add Lacinka, Unicode support
must work, and it does -- but not completely (on Windows Me, which isn't a
true, 100% Unicode platform I'm told, just like its siblings in the Windows
9x family). So you end up not being able to recognize some characters --
just like the Lacinka ignorant version FRP 5.0 handled this language.
I'll let you know what happens when I try to make it work on Windows 2000.
Of course, if someone else got it to work on MS Windows (English versions),
please let us know how. :-)
Also, what's missing for Belarusian Cyrillic and Belarusian Lacinka are
dictionaries. Of course, you can create one as you go, but I thought there
was something called Slavic Brotherhood. . . .
FRP does support other languages that have both Cyrillic and Latin
encodings; they simply aren't convinced (it seems to me) that there is any
market/need for Belarusian Lacinka. I guess I should be very thankful that
they support Belarusian Cyrillic! :-)
PS What I think is funny is that FRP has a rigorous copy-protection
feature. You need to use a special floppy disk when installing from the
CD-ROM. Since the product comes from Russia where it is estimated 98+
percent of the software -- esp. Microsoft stuff -- is pirated, it seems a
bit ironic and hypocritical. ;-)
Sergey Kazachenko <bamboo7431@...> writes:
>Novy <subj>, iak kazhuc' awtary:
>padtrymlivae 177 movaw, u tym liku belaruskuyu. Ci
>karystaiecca im htos'ci?
>Be healthy, stay wealthy...
>Visit Belarusan Music Source - http://www.belmusic.net/