Symbian OCR Engine not supported (Known Issue)

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OCR Engine cannot be used on S60 3rd Edition FP1, FP2, and S60 5th Edition devices.

Article Metadata
Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia N95, Nokia E90, Nokia 6290
Nokia N78, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia N85
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition, FP1 & FP2, S60 5th Edition
S60 5th Edition
S60 3rd Edition FP2
S60 3rd Edition FP1
Keywords: MOCREngineInterface
Created: sellis (May 10, 2007, updated October 3, 2008)
Last edited: hamishwillee (01 Aug 2012)


An attempt to initialize OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Engine using the following method fails with -5 (KErrNotSupported) error:

static MOCREngineInterface* CreateOCREngineL( MOCREngineObserver& aObserver,  const TOcrEngineEnv aEngineEnv, TEngineType aEngineType );

How to reproduce

This issue can be reproduced with the OCR example application (S60Ex/ORCExample) in the S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 SDK.
While the example can be run on the emulator, it displays an error Initializing OCR Engine Failed: -5 on the target device.


Currently no known solution. Even though the OCR feature is documented to be part of the S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 platform, current S60 3rd Edition, FP1 and FP2 devices do not support it.

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