ABBYY is a Russian-based software company. It "develops linguistic and artificial intelligence (AI) software providing a full line of document recognition, document conversion and data capture technologies and products." (from the ABBYY website)


Among its products is the FineReader OCR software used in text scanning.

FineReader has the following African languages listed among those that it can recognize (note that this is probably based on capacity to recognize a range of Latin characters, but that there is no dictionary support for these languages):

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