Application Details:

Version: 12 Pro
License: Retail
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.8-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • PDF and JPG recognition, tested also on 399 pages document
  • Coping
  • Saving

What does not

If app crashes for some reason, it's subprocesses (FineExec.exe) keep working and wasting system resources so they need to be killed manually. It not occurs when exiting normally.


You need a 32-bit wineprefix (WINEPREFIX=~/.finereader12 WINEARCH=win32 wine /path/to/executable), on 64-bit it will stuck forewer during recognition

You need to install MSXML6 (winetricks msxml6)

Also you need winebind (apt install winebind)

What was not tested

  • Official installer
  • Scanner
  • Windows and office integration
  • ScreenReader
  • Activation

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

I used repack installer so I'm not sure will official installer works and I can't provide additional info due to copyrights. You may install it on Windows and run on wine

Windows version was set to 7, but not sure does it make sense

Large documents recognition takes quite much time

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"May 19 20205.8-stagingYes Yes YesGoldHukuToc2288 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 25 20172.0.2No Not installable GarbageJuan 
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 27 20161.9.6No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 04 20141.7.29No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
42201 Implement Taskbar Extensions UNCONFIRMED View
43454 Multiple installers and applications crash on unhandled exception 0x000006ba inside NdrAsyncClientCall (ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional) CLOSED FIXED View

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