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IOcrLanguageManager Interface

Summary

Provides access to the language environment of the character sets used by the IOcrEngine.

Syntax

C#
VB
Java
Objective-C
C++
public interface IOcrLanguageManager 

Public Interface IOcrLanguageManager  

@interface LTOcrLanguageManager : NSObject 

public class OcrLanguageManager 

public interface class IOcrLanguageManager  

Remarks

You can access the instance of the IOcrLanguageManager used by an IOcrEngine through the IOcrEngine.LanguageManager property.

The language environment defines the character set(s) recognized by the OCR engine. For example, if you enable the English and German languages, the German characters (ä, Ä, é, ö, Ö, ü, Ü, ß) will be combined with the English characters to define the set recognized by the engine. The language environment does not perform spell checking however, for that, refer to IOcrSpellCheckManager.

The IOcrLanguageManager allows you to do the following:

The language values used throughout the LEADTOOLS OCR toolkit is a string value based on RFC 4646 (Windows Vista and later). The name could be an ISO 639 two-letter lowercase culture code associated with a language or a combination of ISO 630 and ISO 3166 two-letter uppercase subculture code associated with a country or region.

You must call the IOcrEngine.Startup method before you can use the IOcrEngine.LanguageManager property.

Note: The IOcrLanguageManager state is also saved when the engine settings are saved. For more information, refer to IOcrSettingManager.

Example

This example will enumerate the languages supported by the OCR engine then enable the current culture language plus German.

C#
VB
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.Ocr; 
 
public void OcrLanguageManagerExample() 
{ 
   // Create an instance of the engine 
   using (IOcrEngine ocrEngine = OcrEngineManager.CreateEngine(OcrEngineType.LEAD, false)) 
   { 
      // Start the engine using default parameters 
      ocrEngine.Startup(null, null, null, LEAD_VARS.OcrLEADRuntimeDir); 
 
      // Show languages supported by this engine 
      string[] supportedLanguages = ocrEngine.LanguageManager.GetSupportedLanguages(); 
 
      Console.WriteLine("Supported languages:"); 
      foreach (string supportedLanguage in supportedLanguages) 
      { 
         // Get the friendly name of this language using the .NET CultureInfo class 
         CultureInfo ci = new CultureInfo(supportedLanguage); 
         Console.WriteLine("  {0} ({1})", supportedLanguage, ci.EnglishName); 
      } 
 
      // Check if current culture info language is supported 
      CultureInfo currentCulture = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture; 
      string name = currentCulture.TwoLetterISOLanguageName; 
      bool supported = ocrEngine.LanguageManager.IsLanguageSupported(name); 
      if (!supported) 
      { 
         name = currentCulture.Name; 
         supported = ocrEngine.LanguageManager.IsLanguageSupported(name); 
      } 
 
      if (supported) 
      { 
         Console.WriteLine("Current culture is {0}, and it is supported by this OCR engine. Enabling only this language and German now", currentCulture.EnglishName); 
         ocrEngine.LanguageManager.EnableLanguages(new string[] { name, "de" }); 
 
         // If this engine does not support enabling multiple languages (currently the LEADTOOLS Advantage OCR engine), then GetEnabledLanguages 
         // will always return an array of 1, make a note of this 
         if (!ocrEngine.LanguageManager.SupportsEnablingMultipleLanguages) 
            Console.WriteLine("This engine supports enabling only one language at a time, so only the first language we enabled will be used"); 
 
         string[] enabledLanguages = ocrEngine.LanguageManager.GetEnabledLanguages(); 
         Console.WriteLine("Current enabled languages in the engine are:"); 
         foreach (string enabledLanguage in enabledLanguages) 
         { 
            // Get the friendly name of this language using the .NET CultureInfo class 
            CultureInfo ci = new CultureInfo(enabledLanguage); 
            Console.WriteLine("  {0} ({1})", enabledLanguage, ci.EnglishName); 
         } 
      } 
      else 
         Console.WriteLine("Current culture is {0}, and it is not supported by this OCR engine", currentCulture.EnglishName); 
 
      ocrEngine.Shutdown(); 
   } 
} 
 
static class LEAD_VARS 
{ 
   public const string OcrLEADRuntimeDir = @"C:\LEADTOOLS 20\Bin\Common\OcrLEADRuntime"; 
} 

Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Codecs 
Imports Leadtools.Ocr 
 
Public Sub OcrLanguageManagerExample() 
   ' Create an instance of the engine 
   Using ocrEngine As IOcrEngine = OcrEngineManager.CreateEngine(OcrEngineType.LEAD, False) 
      ' Start the engine using default parameters 
      ocrEngine.Startup(Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, LEAD_VARS.OcrLEADRuntimeDir) 
 
      ' Show languages supported by this engine 
      Dim supportedLanguages As String() = ocrEngine.LanguageManager.GetSupportedLanguages() 
 
      Console.WriteLine("Supported languages:") 
      For Each supportedLanguage As String In supportedLanguages 
         ' Get the friendly name of this language using the .NET CultureInfo class 
         Dim ci As New CultureInfo(supportedLanguage) 
         Console.WriteLine("  {0} ({1})", supportedLanguage, ci.EnglishName) 
      Next 
 
      ' Check if current culture info language is supported 
      Dim currentCulture As CultureInfo = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture 
      Dim name As String = currentCulture.TwoLetterISOLanguageName 
      Dim supported As Boolean = ocrEngine.LanguageManager.IsLanguageSupported(name) 
      If Not supported Then 
         name = currentCulture.Name 
         supported = ocrEngine.LanguageManager.IsLanguageSupported(name) 
      End If 
 
      If supported Then 
         Console.WriteLine("Current culture is {0}, and it is supported by this OCR engine. Enabling only this language and German now", 
                           currentCulture.EnglishName) 
         ocrEngine.LanguageManager.EnableLanguages(New String() {name, "de"}) 
 
         ' If this engine does not support enabling multiple languages (currently the LEADTOOLS Advantage OCR engine), then GetEnabledLanguages 
         ' will always return an array of 1, make a note of this 
         If Not ocrEngine.LanguageManager.SupportsEnablingMultipleLanguages Then 
            Console.WriteLine("This engine supports enabling only one language at a time, so only the first language we enabled will be used") 
         End If 
 
         Dim enabledLanguages As String() = ocrEngine.LanguageManager.GetEnabledLanguages() 
         Console.WriteLine("Current enabled languages in the engine are:") 
         For Each enabledLanguage As String In enabledLanguages 
            ' Get the friendly name of this language using the .NET CultureInfo class 
            Dim ci As New CultureInfo(enabledLanguage) 
            Console.WriteLine("  {0} ({1})", enabledLanguage, ci.EnglishName) 
         Next 
      Else 
         Console.WriteLine("Current culture is {0}, and it is not supported by this OCR engine", currentCulture.EnglishName) 
      End If 
 
      ocrEngine.Shutdown() 
   End Using 
End Sub 
 
Public NotInheritable Class LEAD_VARS 
   Public Const OcrLEADRuntimeDir As String = "C:\LEADTOOLS 20\Bin\Common\OcrLEADRuntime" 
End Class 

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