How do I extract Arabic Text using Acrobat DC?

New Here ,
Jan 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017

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I want to extract Arabic text from a pdf. I have attempted many things with no success including exporting to word format, simple copy and paste, installing the apparent font (AXtGIHane), scanning/ocr, etc... Nothing has worked.  I downloaded the trial version of Acrobat DC, and have attempted several things with it as well (installing fonts, exporting, editing, trying to use OCR), without success.  I can see that it has many features/settings so I may be missing something. I notice that when I look for Arabic among the language list, it is not present.  I would be happy to provide a the file I'm using, or a portion of it. Although I'm working with the Macintosh version, I also have Windows 10 available, if that would help.

Thanks for your help,

-Tony

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Adobe Employee , Jan 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017
Hi Tony, We are sorry to say that, but you can't extract Arabic text using Acrobat. We don't have Arabic support yet. I am raising a feature request for you. Thanks.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017

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Hi Tony, We are sorry to say that, but you can't extract Arabic text using Acrobat. We don't have Arabic support yet. I am raising a feature request for you.

Thanks.

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Feb 10, 2020 Feb 10, 2020

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I recently upgraded my subscription to acrobat pro to be able to edit a text written in Arabic. I couldn't do it. When I exported the text to Word I got two three phrases in Arabic and the rest was a page with strange characters.

Why don't you have a version in that language?

and why Arabic is not supported?

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New Here ,
Apr 03, 2020 Apr 03, 2020

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Kindly advise if there's any progress on this matter. I am using Acrobat Pro 9, is there any chance to install some Arabic text recognition plugin or so?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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We are heading to 2021, and Adobe still does not support Arabic in OCR technology!
I expected this technology to be supported by a recent update.
I'm now unfortunately disappointed with Adobe.

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New Here ,
Dec 24, 2020 Dec 24, 2020

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Hello, 

Arabic feature still not included in the list of text recognition. Can you add it. It's annoying not having it, when we copy and past arabic texts

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New Here ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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It is absolutely absurd that Acrobat doesn't have Arabic OCR capabilities. How hard can this be? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 06, 2017 Feb 06, 2017

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Acrobat DC supports Arabic within many feature but not all. What you requested ie. copy Arabic text from a PDF on to MS. Word or any other application will not work in Acrobat DC, it used to work in Acrobat X and prior such as 9, 8.

Similarly, exporting the content of your Arabic PDF to RTF or Word, will not be so successful either, however you may try it, the result will be between 0 – 10% success rate depending on how the PDF was created and which application generated it.

We have requested Adobe to look at these issues, and have been promised well.

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New Here ,
Apr 03, 2020 Apr 03, 2020

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I have tried to find a link to download the Sakhr OCR software but found nothing on their website. Would you kindly advise how can we get it?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 03, 2020 Apr 03, 2020

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Please check your in-box I sent you a private message.

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New Here ,
Apr 07, 2020 Apr 07, 2020

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Hi, Could you help me with this Sakhr OCR software as well?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 07, 2020 Apr 07, 2020

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Check your inbox!

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New Here ,
May 11, 2020 May 11, 2020

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Hi, Could you help me with this Sakhr OCR software as well?
Thanks

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 11, 2020 May 11, 2020

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Clarification: What I've been posting to above individuals on their private inbox is the URL to Sakhr web page so they can go and purchase it. I cannot post the URL here as it is against forums policy. Please use Google to search for Sakhr OCR.

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New Here ,
Oct 28, 2020 Oct 28, 2020

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Please let me know that as well. Thx a lot.

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New Here ,
Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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Hi, Could you help me with this Sakhr OCR software as well?

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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Good day,

Can anyone explain how to export in arabic??!!

This is so annoying, I'm progressing too slowly

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New Here ,
Sep 15, 2017 Sep 15, 2017

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Hi, I want to ask if there is any progress or news about supporting recognizing Arabic Text in Adobe Acrobat pro, or any Arabic OCR tool?, thanks, 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 18, 2017 Sep 18, 2017

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Marhaba Yasser,

Adobe have Arabic OCR under review for the past few months. We don't know how long it will take to see Arabic supported.

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Explorer ,
Oct 14, 2018 Oct 14, 2018

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so I understand that this post is for about a year ago. Are there any new updates on the matter?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 15, 2018 Oct 15, 2018

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Adobe Acrobat team have this feature as "Planned" now compared to "Under Review" last year.

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New Here ,
Feb 24, 2019 Feb 24, 2019

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Hey Ziad,

Marhba,

is there any update on this request

Regards,

Ahmad

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 25, 2019 Feb 25, 2019

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Marhaba Ahmad,

لا والله

I wish there is.

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New Here ,
Apr 29, 2019 Apr 29, 2019

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Is there any updates

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 02, 2019 May 02, 2019

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Sadly nothing yet, I'm constantly visiting this page to see the progress as I have heaps of customers requesting this feature all the time.

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