Aedict OCR

Japanese text recognizer which scans documents and photos

Save several hundred dollars/euros, no hardware dictionary necessary. If you need a complete Japanese dictionary with many kinds of kanji and word search, Aedict is for you.

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June 30th, 2015

  • Fixed crash when OCRed images suddenly becomes corrupted or missing


June 12th, 2015

  • Fixed crash when touching a kanji would mis-detect the kanji as romaji string.
  • Added support for 64bit ARM platform


Mar 13th, 2015

  • Quick-patch to fix several crashes.


Mar 11th, 2015

  • Fixed crashes: NPE and immutable bitmap, eraser tool crashed when clicked outside of the bitmap, backup crashed if no OCR images were stored.


Jan 25th, 2015

  • Fixed: the color picker position is now remembered. Also, the linear approximation algorithm has been implemented which improves the result image quite a bit. bug #407
  • Tategaki is now enabled automatically if the input image is a portrait (height is bigger than width)
  • Added ability to cancel ongoing OCR process.
  • Upgraded Tesseract to 3.04, Leptonica to v1.71
  • Added support for 64bit ARM


Jan 8th, 2015

  • Tategaki (vertical writing) mode can now be forced. bug #403
  • If tategaki OCR fails, Aedict OCR can send error report via e-mail, via the OCR Result menu. bug #409
  • Tategaki OCR algorithm improvements.
  • The bounding box selection is now preset according to horizontal or vertical text selection.
  • to_katakana: 力カ added
  • Added experimental support for background removal. bug #407
  • fixed reported crash


Dec 15th, 2014

  • Auto-detection of tategaki (text-in-columns or vertical writing). bug #364
  • You can now erase part of an image (the Eraser tool) and invert the image colors. bug #378
  • You can now select select the OCR area by rubbing (like in Google Translator).
  • The "cycle diacritics" button now cycles う and つ. bug #363
  • Search kanji now calls the new Aedict3 united kanji search screen.
  • Implemented the adjacent kanji part merge.


Nov 24th, 2014

  • Initial release