Public preview: OCR supports 164 languages in the Cognitive Services Computer Vision
Published date: 14 February, 2022
Computer Vision's OCR (Read) API expands supported languages to 164 with its latest preview:
- OCR support for print text expands to 42 new languages including Arabic, Hindi and other languages using Arabic and Devanagari scripts.
- OCR support for handwritten text expands to Japanese and Korean in addition to English, Chinese Simplified, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
- Enhancements include improved support for extracting handwritten dates, amounts, names, and single character boxes.
- General performance and AI quality improvements.
See the OCR how-to guide to learn how to use the new preview features.