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Getting Started: iOS OCR SDK

Exploring your iOS OCR library distribution

In the download package with our OCR library for iOS you can find:

  • the iOS OCR library itself (libs/AbbyyRtrSDK.framework.zip)
  • the resource files:
    • assets/dictionaries — dictionary support for some of the recognition languages; using a dictionary improves the result quality
    • assets/patterns — recognition databases
  • License — your license file and license agreement for our iOS OCR SDK
  • sample-textcapture, sample-textcapture-swift — code samples illustrating the use of the iOS OCR library for capturing the text from the camera preview

Note that you'll need some additional files for translation functionality or recognizing Chinese, Japanese, or Korean languages. Contact sales to get them.

Building your application with OCR library for iOS

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Try out our code samples to see how our OCR library for iOS works, or use some of the code in your own application to get up and running. The samples can be open and built directly from the folder where they are. You need to do only a little configuring first:

  1. Please change the bundle ID before modifying or otherwise using the sample.
  2. Unzip the framework file (AbbyyRtrSDK.framework.zip) to the libs folder.
  3. [optional] To save space, you may also want to remove any dictionaries for recognition languages not needed by your application from the assets/dictionaries folder.