6 papers with code • 8 benchmarks • 9 datasets
Font recognition (also called visual font recognition or optical font recognition) is the task of identifying the font family or families used in images containing text. Understanding which fonts are used in text may, for example, help designers find the right style, as well as help select an optical character recognition engine or model that is a better fit for certain texts.
Although lots of progress were made in Text Recognition/OCR in recent years, the task of font recognition is remaining challenging.
Moreover, we developed a system using local font group recognition in order to combine the output of multiple font recognition models, and show that while slower, this approach performs better not only on text lines composed of multiple fonts but on the ones containing a single font only as well.