How can I OCR an image of cursive writing?

Raj October 3, 2014

Hi All,

I have a JPEG image showing text in cursive writing. I want to convert it into text, but am unable to do this. I have tried all your suggestions – Microsoft Onenote and other softwares, but its still not working. Kindly help me with this.


  1. Jan F.
    October 3, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    If you tried "all our suggestions" I would say it simply isn't possible. OCR can only do so much and cursive fonts especially if they are hand written can be a real problem.

    I have a few other suggestions which I haven't seen here all too often:

    Tesseract, created by HP and later taken over by Google.

    OmniPage, one of the oldest names in OCR business, one of the best OCR softwares supporting over a hundred languages

    FineReader. another long standing tool for OCR.

    And finally - as I said before - there is only so much OCR can do and you may just have to write the text yourself. Some things just won't be recognized even if you (as a person) consider them easy to read.