Adding OCR Languages

VueScan has built-in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for English. There are 32 additional languages you can use by downloading one of the ocr_xx.bin files below.

These files contain data about the character set used in each of these languages, and the OCR results will be better if you use them.

To add support for additional languages in the "Output | OCR text language" option, you need to download a language-specific file. Store this file on your hard drive in one of the following locations:

Operating System Download Location
Mac OS X /Users/Shared
Windows (VueScan 9.1 and earlier) c:\vuescan
Windows (VueScan 9.2 and later) c:\Program Files\VueScan
Linux with vuescan executable program

Supported OCR Languages

Click on one of these links and save the file in the location described above:

File nameLanguage
ocr_bg.binBulgarian
ocr_ca.binCatalan
ocr_zh.binChinese (Simplified)
ocr_tw.binChinese (Traditional)
ocr_cs.binCzech
ocr_da.binDanish
ocr_nl.binDutch
Built-in English
ocr_fi.binFinnish
ocr_fr.binFrench
ocr_de.binGerman
ocr_el.binGreek
ocr_hu.binHungarian
ocr_id.binIndonesian
ocr_it.binItalian
ocr_ja.binJapanese
ocr_ko.binKorean
ocr_lv.binLatvian
ocr_lt.binLithuanian
ocr_no.binNorwegian
ocr_pl.binPolish
ocr_pt.binPortuguese
ocr_ro.binRomanian
ocr_ru.binRussian
ocr_sr.binSerbian
ocr_sk.binSlovak
ocr_sl.binSlovenian
ocr_es.binSpanish
ocr_sv.binSwedish
ocr_th.binThai
ocr_tl.binTagalog
ocr_tr.binTurkish
ocr_uk.binUkrainian
ocr_vi.binVietnamese