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How do I extract Arabic Text using Acrobat DC?

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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

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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How do I extract Arabic Text using Acrobat DC?

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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

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

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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.

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Jan 22, 2017 2
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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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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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Adobe Community Professional ,
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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Feb 06, 2017 3
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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

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

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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

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Check your inbox!

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Hi, Could you help me with this Sakhr OCR software as well?
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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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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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Sep 15, 2017 2
Adobe Community Professional ,
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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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 ,
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Adobe Acrobat team have this feature as "Planned" now compared to "Under Review" last year.

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Hey Ziad,

Marhba,

is there any update on this request

Regards,

Ahmad

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Feb 25, 2019

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Marhaba Ahmad,

لا والله

I wish there is.

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Is there any updates

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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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Adobe doesn't pay attention to the need of Arabic users?

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Is there any progress in this matter

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Regrettably, not!

          - Dov

- Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe

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it's been almost 3 years now, and our company has got a big group of full ADOBE DC license. If this issue wasn't solved I wonder why?

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How is the progress with Arabic support coming? 

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Just use ABBYY FineReader

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does it perform the same job as adobe DC with arabic recognition?

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