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Installing OCR Languages
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Written by PDF2XL Support
Updated over a week ago


PDF2XL Version 6.5 and earlier are no longer supported. We cannot guarantee that all languages are still available for download.

The Advanced OCR engine in PDF2XL Enterprise supports over 30 languages.
This means that you should be able to convert a PDF containing any of those languages. 

The default setting for OCR languages is "All", but if you're discovering that the output isn't looking quite right because there are specific characters in the PDF that aren't being read correctly, you can select the specific language.

The languages automatically available in the language list are English (US and UK), German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch. 

You can install additional languages by clicking the "Add Languages" button (you will need to have "Use advanced OCR' enabled).

Select the language(s) you wish to install and click the "OK" button.

Select your newly installed language from the dropdown list to use it for your document.

If you are using an older version of the software (v6.5 or less) and are unable to download your desired language from the application, you can use the manual method.

Use the URL below to download the .zip file - make sure you change  [desired_language] to the language you want to download. Change the 6.0 to the version you have.

For example, "" will download the Hebrew language file for version 5.0.[desired_language]
​ (If you are unable to download, please email [email protected] and we will download and send these to you)

  1. Unzip the file

  2. Copy ALL the files in the Lex folder. (there may be one or more, depending on the language)

  3. Paste the file(s) into the folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\CogniView\PDF2XL\Lex (Note that for a 32 bit system, a different path may be required)

  4. Add the attached OCRlang.dat file to C:\Users\[current_user]\AppData\Roaming\Cogniview\PDF2XL Enterprise(replace [current_user] with real user name)

Now you can open PDF2XL, and the OCR dictionary will be added to the languages menu.

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