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Nokia Multiscanner today provides business card reading and document scanning on the new Nokia E71 and Nokia E66.
In the near future, Nokia Multiscanner will become the translator in your pocket
During your trips abroad, have you ever found yourself in a situation
where you feel lost and uncertain due to a language barrier? Imagine
you travel to China and are sitting in a restaurant in Beijing staring
at a Chinese menu with no idea what the characters mean. Or you're
stood on a platform on Moscow's underground trying to get your bearings
trying to work out where you are and to where you want to get to.
Soon these worries will belong to the past. By simply pointing your
mobile at the text and taking a photo your Nokia Multiscanner will
translate the text and display the text in your chosen language.
Walkthrough review of the application.
take a look at the Card reader application,even with the default
settings it does come up with satisfactorily good Optical character
reading capabilities,most of the time you'll get accurate text output.
The only problem you'll face is when there are logos and other symbols
in the card it might tend to read them mistakenly for text. So for this
and false output results of the Text Reader that I mentioned in my last
post, the solution is there in the settings menu, all you have to do is
set the Layout Adjusting option on.
What does this do?, you won't notice the huge difference it makes until
you capture a snapshot of a text field or a Business card. But when you
start using the application with Layout Adjusting on,as soon after you
scan something, you'll be prompted into a snapshot of the text field
and on top of it a dotted box marquee with three circles (Vertices),two
at the edges opposite to each other and the other one in the middle, by
dragging the ones at the edges you can scale and with the middle one
you can move the box selecting the text area to be recognized,making it
easier to the application to read only the required field. See how it
recognize the text areas in Cards and allows us to edit the area
check out the above screenshots to see clearly the amount of maneuverability offered in Layout Adjusting.
And the Results of the 2 Business cards I tried to read are shown below,The original card and the extracted data respectively,
Card 1 :
Card 2 :
The reading capabilities are amazing and they can be added to the
contacts in an instance. The best thing that you get with the Layout
Adjusting is that you can even read the letters in logos as
And now the Text Reader,same procedure applies and the yielded result
can be saved as a note or either sent as a message.See the screenshots
below of an article I scanned and tested.
Original Document :
Result, Without the Layout adjusting on,Some characters arent pick correctly.
Result, With the Layout Adjusting on.
See how it extracts the text as it is,
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