Thank you, Julie. I appreciate the suggestion. I also want to thank all who have contacted me via email. All recommendations have been extremely helpful. I am grateful for the h-judaic community. Ava F. Kahn firstname.lastname@example.org
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Abbyy Finereader and the full version of Adobe Acrobat (not Reader) have very good models for modern Hebrew typefaces (e.g., a well scanned journal article). If all you want is text (not, say, a spreadsheet or table), there is also google's built in OCR when you convert files to google doc format: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/176692?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDeskt...
If you want something more exotic (poorly preserved pages, an early modern typeface) something more customizable may be required).
Hope this helps.
I've found that ABBYY FineReader is the best OCR software for Hebrew and Hebrew/English texts. It's not free, though.
I have been using Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro and
it has worked well.
The programme for a Jewish Knowledge Grid is available here:
http://www.judaica-europeana.eu email@example.com cellular: +972.508.261163