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Scan & Translate Software

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:03am
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Kelvin1960

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Hi

I want to use my scanner to scan in Spanish text and then translate to English.

In effect, I want to use the scanner for OCR.

Can anyone recommend software for this ?   I have Windows 10.

Thanks 

Ian47

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:04am

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Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:04am

I find this one pretty accurate - and it's free!  https://www.onlineocr.net/

It is online, not a download. I then take the text in to https://www.deepl.com/translator which I find much more accurate than google translate.

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Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:48am

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Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:48am

I use "CamScan" on my mobile phone, very versatile incl. OCR, printing, forwarding and much more.

RayD

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:38am

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Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:38am

ABBYY Finereader 12

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Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:00pm

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Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:00pm

I'm with Ray. Right-click on a pdf, or an image containing text, and tell ABBYY to convert it into a Word, Excel or PDF document.

Kelvin1960

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:45pm

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Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:45pm

Thanks Chaps.

Very helpful. We had a 22 page quotation for construction works to go through this morning. 

deepl.com wouldn't play, but we used google translate. It was OK, but some interpretation is iffy.

deeple.com seems to have woken up now, so I will give the iffy bits another go. Will try the others as well.

Regardless of which translator we use, the cost just will not go down .......

RayD

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:08pm

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Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:08pm

I use DeepL and, although it doesn't like a lot of text at a time, it is happy if you feed it several pages individually.

I've got the app installed on Windows 10 so all I have to do is select the text, and Ctrl-C twice to open the app and translate the text.

Copy the text to a text file or Word, then select another page, Ctrl-C twice again, etc

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