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Google Docs OCR Adds Support For 29 Languages

“Tell Google Docs what language your documents are in”

Google Docs introduced its OCR feature last year, and its addition was a welcome one for anyone who uploads photographed or scanned documents like receipts, faxes, or other dead-tree materials. Now, Google has announced that OCR support is being expanded beyond the original five languages -- English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish -- to a whopping 34 in total.

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OCR support is being expanded

The official post also states that the tool's formatting abilities have been improved and should produce digital documents that more accurately reproduce your paper originals. To convert a document using OCR, just head to the upload page, check the appropriate box, and select your JPG, GIF, PNG, or PDF file(s).

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