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ABBYY Europe Releases ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 CLI for Linux


New Command Line Interface Utility Enables Fast Access to Scriptable OCR and PDF Conversion.

Munich, Germany (8th September 2014) - ABBYY Europe, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and solutions, today announced ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 CLI for Linux, a new version of its command line interface utility enabling quick and simple integration of ABBYY optical character recognition (OCR) and PDF conversion technologies within Linux-based applications and systems.

ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 CLI for Linux gives developers control of ABBYY text recognition and document conversion processes via command line access. As a result, adding automated OCR processes can be as simple as inserting one more command line to a script. Developers and integrators can easily integrate the technology within a variety of solutions ranging from desktop applications to server-based systems.

Document conversion technologies from ABBYY deliver high quality conversion of scans, PDFs and image files into editable and searchable formats. Using ABBYY technology, organisations can easily digitise paper-based information for use or storage in a variety of business processes. Documents can be converted into digital file output formats such as TXT, ODT, RTF, DOCX, XLSX, HTML, XML or (compressed) PDF and PDF/A.

FineReader Engine 11 CLI for Linux takes advantage of some of the latest enhancements to ABBYY’s core technologies. Improvements or new functionality include:

  • Enhanced Image Preprocessing Tools — enhanced technologies for processing images before conversion - such as improved algorithms for correcting geometrical distortions, new auto-cropping and background lightening functions, and better ISO noise removal -- help ensure more accurate recognition results.
  • New Arabic OCR Language Recognition and improved recognition of Chinese, Japanese and Korean OCR. 
  • OCR Processing Profiles — packages of pre-configured settings/profiles for frequently used OCR processing scenarios. Profiles make it easy to adjust internal processing settings because they are already tuned for key scenarios such as document archiving or text extraction.
  • Enhanced Export — conversion to new export formats ODT, ePub, FB2, ALTO XML. PDF Export offers support for PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3, enhanced MRC compression when exporting to PDF files, and new profiles for PDF export. 
  • Native 64-bit and Multi-Core Processor Support.

ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 CLI Linux is part of a line of software development tools enabling integration of ABBYY technologies into custom applications and backend systems. ABBYY software development toolkits (SDKs) are available for integration into Windows, Linux, OS X, and mobile platforms such as Android, iOS. ABBYY technologies can also be deployed via a Cloud OCR Service with API.

Availability and Pricing
ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 CLI for Linux is available immediately. For detailed information regarding functionality, availability and licensing, or free trial versions, please visit ABBYY’s CLI for Linux pages at

About ABBYY Europe GmbH
ABBYY Europe GmbH 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 technologies and services. 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. ABBYY offers Professional Services to help customers implementing business solutions based on ABBYY’s products. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions 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, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, ADRT, 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.

For more information, please contact:

Colin Miller, Senior Marketing Manager
Elsenheimerstrasse 49
80687 Munich
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 511 159-0
Fax: +49 (0) 89 511 159

Contact: Cheryl King
Tel: +44 207 802 2626