Scan vertical text

  • Last Post 22 March 2019
Naveed Butt posted this 07 May 2018

I am trying to scan the trailer numbers with vertical text but the current SDK is not letting me scan the images.

I am attaching some images. Please check it and let me know how can I scan these images.


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Oksana S. posted this 15 May 2018

As we have already answered you by email, ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK can recognize this vertical text. You can try to use the processImage method with the textExtraction profile and the matrix text type.

navi298 posted this 21 March 2019

Hi guys,

I tried to use the processImage method with your specified params but it is not working.

Please check the video I have shown you the code I used as advised above but the response is wrong.


Nadezhda A. Solovyeva posted this 22 March 2019

The input image quality is insufficient for OCR in Cloud SDK. We recommend 300-dpi scanned images or 8+ Mpx photographed image (high contrasting, no shaking). Cloud OCR SDK primary purpose it extraction of text pieces from paper. 

You might consider using RTR SDK for letters typed on real-world objects instead of Cloud OCR SDK.

navi298 posted this 22 March 2019

We have used that SDK as well but that does not support vertical text reading. 

Our usecase is we want to scan the number written on the sides of trailers, what other options do we have?

Nadezhda A. Solovyeva posted this 22 March 2019

This particular recognition scenario requires a lot of OCR processor configuration. Cloud OCR SDK is designed for plain recognition and it's not the best option for your scenario.

RTR SDK is a better fit for mobile photos and FineReader Engine is far more configurable, but for your processing scenario, I would rather recommend more detailed consultation with ABBYY sales manager.