Identity industry

March 05, 2019

Cyrillic OCR in Adaptive Recognition passport readers

The passport reader software got extended with new OCR libraries

Cyrillic OCR

Adaptive Recognition’s Passport Reader software has now been extended with the Optical Character Recognition of the Cyrillic alphabet. In practice, from now on Adaptive Recognition’s software module can capture printed data from any identity document that uses the Cyrillic script. The personal document can be a passport as well as a driver’s license, a national photo ID or any locally issued identity document (including residence permits, student IDs etc.). Passport reader coverage includes – but is not limited to – Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Kazakh identity documents as well as other regions where Cyrillic characters are used.

Greek OCR

Greek OCR support, another new feature, enables Adaptive Recognition passport readers to process identity documents issued in Greece and Cyprus.

Current OCR capabilities

Adaptive Recognition passport reader OCR software can now read:

  • Latin characters: dates and alphanumeric texts
  • Special characters based on the Latin alphabet (e.g. ö, ü, ñ and č)
  • Digits in Arabic identity documents
  • The Cyrillic alphabet
  • The Greek alphabet

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