: Do OCR software applications like OmniPage, FineReader, ReadIRIS, etc. transcribe print or cursive handwriting?
Answer : Standard OCR applications like OmniPage, FineReader, and ReadIRIS can only convert machine printed images to text. You can find out more about OCR on the OCR Software Guide
Handprint recognition is a much more complicated process and requires much more powerful software to recognize. Our Forms Processing Software has the ability to recognize constrained print handwriting, like you find on credit card applications or tax forms. Unconstrained cursive handwriting is nearly impossible to automatically recognize with any accuracy. You can find out more about ICR on the ICR Software Guide.