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Recognition of Multifont Isolated Arabic Characters by B´ezier Curves

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 100 - Number 6
Year of Publication: 2014
A. Mazroui
A. Kerkour Elmiad

A Mazroui and Kerkour A Elmiad. Article: Recognition of Multifont Isolated Arabic Characters by Bezier Curves. International Journal of Computer Applications 100(6):1-7, August 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {A. Mazroui and A. Kerkour Elmiad},
	title = {Article: Recognition of Multifont Isolated Arabic Characters by Bezier Curves},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {100},
	number = {6},
	pages = {1-7},
	month = {August},
	note = {Full text available}


The recognition of Arabic characters is still a major challenge to overcome. In this paper, we propose a new approach in the field of recognition of multifont isolated Arabic characters. It is based on the semi-cursive nature of Arabic characters and consists in assimilating them to a small number of checkpoints equipped with their derivatives. The choice of this approach is motivated by the interesting properties of B´ezier curves that allow drawing parametric curves from a limited number of dots equipped with their tangents. The results achieved are very interesting and relate to character recognition derived from a large number of fonts (23 fonts).


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