Cuneiform For Mac Os X

  1. Cuneiform For Mac Os X 10.7
  2. Mac Os X Versions
Original author(s)Cognitive Technologies
Developer(s)Cognitive Technologies
Stable release1.1 / April 19, 2011; 6 months ago
Preview releasesources / April 2, 2008; 3 years ago
Written inC and C++
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeOptical character recognition
LicenseFreeware/BSD licenses

In computer software, CuneiForm is an OCR tool. It was originally developed at Cognitive Technologies and, after a few years with no development, released as freeware on December 12, 2007. The kernel of OCR engine was released under the open source BSD license license at the beginning of April 2008.[1]


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CuneiForm uses the OmniFont system[clarification needed]. Algorithms used in CuneiForm come from the rules for writing letters, from their topology, and do not require pattern recognition learning. CuneiForm recognizes any print font (scanned from books, newspapers, magazines, laser printer output, dot-matrix printer output, typewriter text, etc.). It does not recognize handwritten or pseudo-handwritten text nor does it recognize decorative fonts (e.g. Gothic). There are special settings in CuneiForm for recognition of text from dot-matrix printer and 200x100 DPI resolution faxes.


CuneiForm can save text formatting, and also recognizes complicated tables (of any structure).

It recognizes Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Russian-English bilingual, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian text.

CuneiForm can save recognized text in RTF, HTML, or plain text format. It can also pass text to Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel.

User interface

CuneiForm can be used as a stand-alone command-line application, or as a back-end to other programs. It comes with its own graphic interface. CuneiForm can be also used as an OCR engine in OCRFeeder[2].


Once a leader of OCR software in Russia, CuneiForm was in competition with ABBYY FineReader.

In 1993, Cognitive Technologies signed an OEM contract with Corel Corporation, which allowed the Cognitive recognition library to be built into the popular publishing package Corel Draw 3.0 (and subsequent versions).

In 1996, OCR CuneiForm'96 was released, which was the first OCR package to include the adaptive recognition method of character recognition. This method is based on a combination of two types of printed characters recognition algorithms: multifont and omnifont. This self-learning system is capable of recognizing poorly printed symbols by creating an internal font generated by those symbols which were printed well enough to be recognized. Thus dynamic adjustment (adaptation) for specific input characters is used.

In June, 2008 Cognitive Technologies launched a free on-line recognition service on[where?].

Opening sources

Cognitive Technologies has started a program to make OCR available for all users. Its first step was releasing CuneiForm as freeware.

Cognitive Technologies plans to start developing a new version of the software as an investor and coordinator of the project. Developers decided on the BSD license for the release to take into account all legal and technical nuances, but the whole program or its separate modules may be released later licensed under the GPL.[3]

In September 2008, part of Cuneiform was released as open source software. One of the missing parts is table analysis, However, Cognitive has promised to release this component in the future.

Cuneiform is being ported to Linux, BSD and Mac OS X[4]. This branch of code will finally be merged with Cognitive codebase.


  1. ^Russian: Cognitive Technologies открыла код OCR Cuneiform
  2. ^'GNOME GIT source code repository'. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
  3. ^Russian: Лицензия
  4. ^CuneiForm Linux port project page

External links

  • CuneiForm website (Russian)
    • CuneiForm description (Russian)
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See also

This page presents a collection of keyboards supporting Unicode transliterations, implementing a consistent set of input conventions across operating systems.

Custom keyboard layouts are not hard to create or install onWindows, Mac OS X or Unix's X11. However, there are some technicalissues which make it impossible to create a single keyboard layoutwhich works the same across all systems.

The design strategy adopted here makes commonly used characterseasily accessible in keyboards which are adapted from the standardnational keyboards. This means that for much work it will becomfortable to use the transliteration keyboard, and users can easilyswitch to the standard national keyboard when necessary.

Core Characters

On Windows and Mac OS X, the core characters are all reached usingthe comma as a prefix key (dead key); for a list, see the Unicode page.

Accented Vowels

These are usually available in various ways from the nationalkeyboards. In addition, we define a set of fallback keyboardcombinations to provide access to the accented vowels as follows:

  • ,-vowel = vowel + macron
  • ctrl+,-vowel = vowel + circumflex


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In ATF, the correct markup for determinatives is to enclose them incurly brackets. In word-processing contexts the superscript styleshould be used.

The commonest ATF determinatives can be written with the following keyboard combinations:

  • ,-d = {d}
  • ,-f = {f}
  • ,-k = {ki}
  • ,-l = {lu₂}
  • ,-m = {m}

Limited support for superscript determinatives is included in theOracc fonts (this currently only applies to Desconsolata). This supportis not intended for general purpose applications, but is provided forthe creation of manuscript matrices where alignment is important andthe use of a tabular layout is not an option for plain text files.These superscript characters are mostly available from the semi-colondeadkey, with a few reached from the colon deadkey.

Cuneiform For Mac Os X 10.7

Mac OS X Keyboards


  • Download and unzip the keyboard(s) you wish to use and copy them tothe Library/Keyboard Layouts folder in your homedirectory/folder.
  • Log out and log in again.
  • Open the 'International' item under 'SystemPreferences' (or from the flag in your menu bar if you have one) andlook for the relevant name(s) in the list--click on the checkbox toinclude the new keyboard(s) in your list of available keyboards.
  • Ensure that 'Show input menu on menubar is checked.
  • You should now be able to switch keyboards via the icon in themenubar.

Note that Mac OS X will sometimes 'helpfully' switch keyboards when youswitch applications or even windows, so you may want to define akeyboard shortcut to select your favourite transliteration keyboard.Alternatively, if you find that you can work comfortably with thetransliteration keyboard all the time, you can remove all otherkeyboards from your list in the 'International' settings.

Available Key Layouts

  • US Extended/Tlit [/downloads/]

Windows Keyboards


  • Download and unzip the keyboard(s) you wish to use and double-click on the installer appropriate for your computer (for most people this will be the i386 installer.
  • Use the Keyboards item in the Control Panel to add the keyboard to the ones you use and optionally set up a keystroke combination to switch between keyboards.

Available Key Layouts

  • US International/Tlit [/downloads/]
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Mac Os X Versions

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