2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2016 6:16 AM by aronp49447681

    Converting scanned Chinese-language PDFs to Word

    pauld40576814

      I am a patent translator who translates Chinese patents into English.

       

      I downloaded a trial version of Adobe Acrobat DC because I am looking for a solution which can handle scanned Chinese-language PDFs, converting Chinese text and exporting them into Word. From Word, I can then import the Chinese text into a CAT (computer-aided translation) tool, where I can do my translation work. After translation, I need to layout the document. (Patents usually have complex layouts, mixing illustration with text.) Then I save it back to PDF format in English.

       

      Adobe Acrobat DC was not able to handle the scanned Chinese text, and instead generated garbled images which were not Chinese text. Is there a Chinese-language OCR (optical-character engine) which will plug into Adobe Acrobat which can convert Chinese characters from images into Chinese text? I am sure that there are good Chinese-language OCR engines around, and wonder which is best?

       

      Thank you in advance.