Abstract: Feature Extraction in any handwritten script is very important part of OCR. If right feature extraction technique is used, then it will make the recognition of individual character easy. In this we will try to use some technique that extracts the feature of individual character. Devanagari script is the popular and widespread script of India which is mostly used in India. It is used to write Hindi, Nepali and Marathi. We will try to extract feature of Hindi language. Hindi Language consists of vowels, constants and various modifiers. Proper Feature Extraction technique on Hindi character is challenging task. In this we use simple Feature Extraction technique to recognize handwritten Devanagari script.

Keywords: OCR (Optical character recognition), Feature Extraction, Zoning.