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OCR Manga Reader for Android

A Manga reader for Android with OCR and dictionary capabilities

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This is a Manga reader app for Android that allows you to quickly OCR and lookup Japanese words in real-time. It is primarily intended for those learning the Japanese language. Requires Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or higher. No ads and no mysterious network permissions. Supports both EDICT and EPWING dictionaries. See http://ocrmangareaderforandroid.sourceforge.net/ for details.

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  • Supports these file formats: CBZ, CBR, ZIP, RAR, PNG, JPG, BMP
  • OCR unknown Japanese words
  • Automatically perform Rikaichan-style dictionary lookup on the first OCR'd word
  • View results from EDICT and up to 4 EPWING dictionaries at the same time
  • Attempts to strip out furigana during OCR image pre-processing.
  • Toggle vertical/horizontal text orientation
  • OCR'd text can be sent to these destinations: Clipboard, OCR Error Correction Editor, Aedict app, AnkiDroid app, Eijiro/ALC J-E web dictionary, Goo Jisho J-E/J-J web dictionary, Sanseido J-J web dictionary, Yahoo Jisho J-E/J-J web dictionary, Google web search, Google image search
  • Settings that allow you to modify colors and hide unneeded OCR buttons
  • Swipes, buttons, and tap behaviors can be customized.
  • Bounding boxes are displayed over text recognized by the OCR engine
  • "Nudge" buttons for minor capture box adjustments

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Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

Programming Language

C++, Java


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