Introducing ABBYY FineReader Engine 12

Welcome to ABBYY FineReader Engine 12!

We are glad to welcome you to our new, substantially improved ABBYY FineReader Engine.

In addition to the improved recognition process technologies, FineReader Engine 12 takes the user experience to a whole new level with:

  • Optimally balanced profiles with fine-tuned task parameters
  • Market-leading recognition accuracy
  • Amazing processing speed
  • A record 208 recognition languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Arabic
  • Comprehensive Developer's Help available in the distribution package and online
  • Based on open source machine learning library NeoML

Key New Features

With the upgraded FineReader Engine, you get:

Basic Usage Scenarios

Extensive ABBYY SDK experience in hundreds of products all over the world helps us identify the most common usage scenarios:

Document Conversion Scenarios Scenarios for Data Capture Other Scenarios

How to Use This Help

In this Developer's Help you can find all the necessary information about ABBYY FineReader Engine 12.

Guided Tour

See the Guided Tour section to learn about how to use ABBYY FineReader Engine:

Here you can find out how you can use ABBYY FineReader Engine for your specific task.

Contains information for advanced users.

Offers some advice on how to prepare images for recognition.

A short description of available samples. A detailed description of the samples can be found in the Code Samples Library provided with this distribution.

API Reference

Complete FineReader Engine API reference.


Important information about ABBYY FineReader Engine licenses and activation.


Information about distribution of applications which use the ABBYY FineReader Engine library.


The list of supported image formats, predefined languages, text types, barcode types, export formats, system requirements, and:

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequently asked questions about ABBYY FineReader Engine.

Contact ABBYY

Here you can find the contact information of the ABBYY offices and technical support service.

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