I may need to do a lot of scanning of texts that could include Hanzi (both simplified and traditional), Pinyin, and English (sometimes all three together). What’s good these days for that (emphasis on simplified characters)? And how good is good when it comes to OCR with Chinese characters? 80% accuracy? 90%?
Although free or inexpensive is always good, I might be willing to pay up to, say, NT$13,000, if the results would justify this.
ABBYY just came out with a version that’s supposed to handle Chinese characters. Perhaps that?
I’d prefer to have the program also work within PDF documents, such that I could run OCR on the PDF and have the OCR version work in a text search of the PDF while leaving the original scanned image alone (i.e., I can live with some mistakes in the OCR but not mistakes in the PDF image).