There has been following attempts in Malayalam OCR:
- Nayana OCR by CDAC - Only working Malayalam OCR today. Remember to scan the document in 300dpi.
- Akshara OCR by Swathanthra Malayalam Computing. Please contact Praveen A. (pravi.a അറ്റ് gmail.com)
- By E C Vijil in 2001-2002. He was a student of Thrissur Engg College and IIT Bombay. He didn't go much beyond initial concept of idea. His email ids are vijilec അറ്റ് yahoo.com, vijilec അറ്റ് hotmail.com. His Mizhi OCR site can still be accessed.
- The OCR used by Mr.Unni K Varma in Panchathanthra.org. This OCR is in the beta stage of the development. It generates latex directly; further details are not known. Contact address: contact അറ്റ് panchathantra.org
- Chithira V (chitira അറ്റ് gmail.com), a student of Computer Science & Engg. from Govt. Engg. College, Thrissur was doing a Malayalam OCR development as a part of her final year project. Further details are unknown.