The best OCR for images and PDFs with Japanese characters and math

By Dasha Kostieva
Mathpix Snip is the best tool for Japanese recognition with math, which can convert images to LaTeX, MathML, HTML, AsciiMath, SVG, and more. Moreover, with our web app you can digitize PDFs with Japanese to editable DOCX file, Mathpix Markdown, LaTeX, or HTML.

How to convert images with Japanese characters

  1. Take a sreenshot of your image using keyboard shortcuts: ctrl + cmd + M for Mac or ctrl + alt + M for Windows & Linux.
  2. Your image is instantly digitized and copied to your clipboard.

How to convert Japanese PDF to Word, LaTeX, and more

  1. Go to Snip Notes.
  2. Drag your PDF into the sidebar or directly into the document.
  3. Get your Markdown result, which can be exported to DOCX, LaTeX, HTML, and Overleaf.
Your PDF document can contain text, math, tables, images, and chemical diagrams. It even works perfectly on 2-column PDFs!
Snip Notes is the perfect editing environment powered by Mathpix Markdown. Convert PDFs to editable files or create your scientific documents by scratch. Any Snips you have taken with the mobile or desktop apps can be pasted into your document by selecting them from your Snips sidebar.
Mathpix’s OCR technology can read 28 languages, including Hindi, Latin, and Cyrillic alphabet languages, which makes it an indispensable OCR software. Learn about our supported languages here.

How to get started with Mathpix Snip

Download the Snip desktop and mobile apps here to start converting images.
Use our web app to digitize PDFs.

Use Mathpix OCR for bulk image or PDF conversion

Mathpix OCR is an API for bulk image or PDF conversion that can be added to any application using a simple HTTP request. It’s great for companies that need to process a large number of PDFs or images with Japanese and math.