Can Azure Form Recognizer v3.1.1 read foreign language and currency characters?

Vincent Villacorta 21 Reputation points


I am currently testing out Azure Form Recognizer v3.1.1 to see how it handles non-english characters (i.e. Chinese) and currency characters (i.e. GBP, euros). I am using this quickstart program ( and when I get the results back from recognizerClient, it is returning a "?" character for every chinese character found.

It is the same for currency symbols. While I am able to pick up GBP, I cannot pick up euros or rupees as a character.

Is this a version issue? The latest live version is 3.1.1, and this page here ( states that not setting that specific language will allow for documents with multiple languages (I have been testing a pdf with both chinese and english characters). Please let me know if v3.1.1 is able to pick up foreign languages and currency symbols.


Azure AI Document Intelligence
Azure AI Document Intelligence
An Azure service that turns documents into usable data. Previously known as Azure Form Recognizer.
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  1. YutongTie-MSFT 46,081 Reputation points

    @Vincent Villacorta


    Yes, Form Recognizer support language as below list but only for "Layout" and "Custom Model" feature and only after V3.0. I just did a test of Chinese Simplified and traditional and it works well.


    Hope this helps! Please kindly accept the answer if you feel helpful!


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