Abstract: This paper presents a comprehensive review of Handwritten Character Recognition (HCR) in English language.The handwritten character recognition has been applied in variety of applications like Banking sectors, Health care industries and many such organizations where handwritten documents are dealt with. Handwritten Character Recognition is the process of conversion of handwritten text into machine readable form. For handwritten characters there are difficulties like it differs from one writer to another, even when same person writes same character there is difference in shape, size and position of character. Latest research in this area has used different types of method, classifiers and features to reduce the complexity of recognizing handwritten text.
Keywords: Handwritten database, features extraction, classifiers, HCR system.