Original Scan

Processed with Standard "Modern" OCR

* Processed with ABBYY Recognition Server 3.0 R1: “Normal OCR” only Gothic/Fraktur disabled

Result:

  • Since the used font type is very different form modern fonts, the result is not acceptable/usable at all :-(

Processed with ABBYY "Historic Font" OCR

*Processed with ABBYY Recognition Server 3.0 R1: Gothic/Fraktur enabled

:-)

  • But processing of old documents is not simple and always a challenging task, because our
    • ancestors were very “creative” in print & font design
    • the used language has changed dramatically
    • the documents and books became fragile over the centuries, so the quality and processing is not easy
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