Stories by Dan Littma

  • Readiris OCR can understand 50 languages

    Converting splotches of ink on a piece of paper into letters and words in digital storage is much like deciphering a foreign language. So it's no surprise that Image Recognition Integrated Systems (IRIS) publishes language-translation products as well as the new optical character recognition (OCR) package Readiris - which can recognise text in about 50 languages, including Cyrillic alphabets. I tested Readiris 4.1 just before it shipped, but IRIS says the version I tested is final. I found Readiris's interface easy to navigate.