Monthly Archives: January 2015



Arab Awakening: Bringing a New Language to PDF Transformer+

6772e_only_Faces_231x220_Pikhenkoby Maksim Pikhenko, ABBYY Head of PDF Tools Development Group

One of my most rewarding experiences has been my association with ABBYY’s Research Center for Arabic Languages. As a developer I was tasked by the Center with enabling PDF Transformer+ to collaborate, edit and work with PDF documents in Arabic – no small job given that the PDF software would have to understand all the rules of the language in order to work correctly. For example… Read more



Erasure Head: User Input Improves a Unique Tool Even Further

6772e_only_Faces_DSC_4469_Masalovitch-4by Anton Masalovitch, ABBYY Head of PDF Product Development

Challenges to the way developers think not only come from their peers. Many times they arise from user input and result in far better software, too. So I’d like to share an experience the PDF Transformer+ development team has had. We found, to our surprise, that a key unique tool – the eraser  – wasn’t working for users in some instances. This was quite a shock since… Read more