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Creates a new OCR engine.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WindowsOCR 13.1 ❌ No ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes, on Windows ❌ No
MBS( "WindowsOCR.New" { ; LanguageTag } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
LanguageTag The language specification.
Can be language tag, display name or localized name of the language.

If empty, we use the current user’s language as returned by WindowsOCR.CurrentInputMethodLanguageTag function.
"de-DE" Optional


Returns reference number or error.


Creates a new OCR engine.
If LanguageTag is empty, we try to use current language from the current user on Windows.
If the language can be resolved to any of the OCR languages available on the device, we return a reference number for the OCR engine.
Please use WindowsOCR.Release later to free the object.

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This function checks for a paid license.

Created 22nd January 2023, last changed 2nd February 2023

WindowsOCR.MaxImageDimension - WindowsOCR.Recognize

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