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Visually challenged can easily use KanScan, It is now NVDA (screen reader) compliant

KanScan - Finally, an OCR solution to digitize printed documents in Kannada language.

There has been significant advances in  OCR (Optical Character Recognition) products over the last few decades. OCR is now considered a solved problem. Many commercial OCR products are available in the market. But, these facts apply mainly to  English and European languages.

What about OCR solutions for Indian languages?
What about OCR for Kannada language, which is the language of people in Karnataka and has a history of more than 2000 years? Some work is being done. But there isn't any product that is publicly available until now.

 KanScan  is an OCR product developed to recognize printed text documents for Kannada language.
Refer to KanScan product page to know more about this product.

See the KanScan help videos here

Installation Steps

  • Click on this link: KanScanV2.2 
  • This will take you to Google-Drive.
  • You will be seeing zip file contents for KanScanV2.2.013.zip
  • Click on Download link ( Down arrow )
  • Save the file kanscanV2.2.013.zip to D:\kanscan folder on your desktop.
  • Extract the zip file with WinZIP or WinRAR into folder kanscan
  • Make sure you have already installed Java Runtime Environment ( version 6 or higher is preferrable )
  • Go to kanscan folder and click on file kanscanv2.2.013.jar OR kanscanv2.2.013.bat to run the application.
  • KanScan user guide is here
  • For more instructions on installation refer to Installation-Steps



KanScan v2.2, Desktop version released


KanScan made compatible with NVDA


Template-Matching functionality included


KanScan 2.2 User Guide released


KanScanV2.2.007 (Spell Checker included)


KanScanV2.2.011 released

ZONE Algorithms incorporated to improve OCR quality

KanScan Tutorial Videos

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