PredefinedLanguages Object (IPredefinedLanguages Interface)

This object represents a collection of predefined languages. Predefined languages are recognition languages supported by ABBYY FineReader Engine by default. The collection of predefined languages is created upon FineReader Engine initialization and exists until it is deinitialized.

Besides standard collection functionality, this object exposes the Find method that allows you to get a PredefinedLanguage object by its internal name. The collection is accessible via the Engine object.


  • The indexing of ABBYY FineReader Engine collections starts with 0.
  • The foreach statement in C# (for each in Visual Basic .NET) can be used to manipulate the collection.


Name Type Description
Application Engine, read-only Returns the Engine object.
Count int, read-only Stores the number of elements in the collection.
Element PredefinedLanguage, read-only Provides access to a single element of the collection.


Name Description
Find Finds a predefined language in the collection by the internal name of the language.
Item Provides access to a single element of the collection.

Related objects

Object Diagram


C# code

The object is used in the following code samples: CustomLanguage; and demo tools: BatchProcessingRecognition, Camera OCR, Classification, Engine Predefined Processing Profiles, Image Preprocessing, MultiProcessingRecognition, PDFExportProfiles.

See also


Working with Languages

Predefined Languages in ABBYY FineReader Engine

Working with Collections

Working with Properties

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