Ready-to-use OCR with 40+ languages supported including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.
We are currently supporting following 42 languages.
Afrikaans (af), Azerbaijani (az), Bosnian (bs), Simplified Chinese (ch_sim), Traditional Chinese (ch_tra), Czech (cs), Welsh (cy), Danish (da), German (de), English (en), Spanish (es), Estonian (et), French (fr), Irish (ga), Croatian (hr), Hungarian (hu), Indonesian (id), Icelandic (is), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Kurdish (ku), Latin (la), Lithuanian (lt), Latvian (lv), Maori (mi), Malay (ms), Maltese (mt), Dutch (nl), Norwegian (no), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt),Romanian (ro), Slovak (sk) (need revisit), Slovenian (sl), Albanian (sq), Swedish (sv),Swahili (sw), Thai (th), Tagalog (tl), Turkish (tr), Uzbek (uz), Vietnamese (vi)
List of characters is in folder easyocr/character. If you are native speaker of any language and think we should add or remove any character, please create an issue and/or pull request (like this one).
pip for stable release,
pip install easyocr
For latest development release,
pip install git+git://github.com/jaidedai/easyocr.git
Note: for Windows, please install torch and torchvision first by following official instruction here https://pytorch.org
import easyocr reader = easyocr.Reader(['th','en']) reader.readtext('test.jpg')
Note: Instead of filepath 'test.jpg', you can also pass OpenCV image object or image file as bytes.
Model weight for chosen language will be automatically downloaded or you can download it manually from the following links and put it in '~/.EasyOCR/model' folder
Output will be in list format, each item represents bounding box, text and confident level, respectively.
[([[1344, 439], [2168, 439], [2168, 580], [1344, 580]], 'ใจเด็ด', 0.4542357623577118), ([[1333, 562], [2169, 562], [2169, 709], [1333, 709]], 'Project', 0.9557611346244812)]
In case you do not have GPU or your GPU has low memory, you can run it in CPU mode by adding gpu = False
reader = easyocr.Reader(['th','en'], gpu = False)
There are optional arguments for readtext function,
decoder can be 'greedy'(default), 'beamsearch', or 'wordbeamsearch'. For 'beamsearch' and 'wordbeamsearch', you can also set
beamWidth (default=5). Bigger number will be slower but can be more accurate. For multiprocessing, you can set
batch_size. Current version converts image into grey scale for recognition model, so contrast can be an issue. You can try playing with
To be implemented
- Language packs: Hindi, Arabic, Cyrillic alphabet, etc.
- Language model for better decoding
- Better documentation and api
Acknowledgement and References
This project is based on researches/codes from several papers/open-source repositories.
Recognition model is CRNN (paper). It is composed of 3 main components, feature extraction (we are currently using Resnet), sequence labeling (LSTM) and decoding (CTC). Training pipeline for recognition part is a modified version from this repository.
And good read about CTC from distill.pub here.
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