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Public preview: OCR supports 164 languages in the Cognitive Services Computer Vision

Published date: February 14, 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.

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