Release date: October 25, 2022

For this release of our OCR add-on for iText 7, we have upgraded the underlying tess4j library to version 4.6.0, which uses version 4.1.3 of the Tesseract OCR engine and version 1.82.0 of the Leptonica image processing and analysis library.

A small note for users encountering a MethodTooLargeException with JDK19 and pdfOCR; there is currently an issue with the Leptonica library and JDK19. See this issue for more information and a possible solution.


  • Updated tess4j:tess4j from 4.5.5 to 4.6.0 (Java), which pushes the following upgrades:

    • Tesseract 4.1.3 (f38e7a7)
    • Leptonica 1.82.0 (lept4j-1.16.1)

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