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OCR-A Alternate

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This may show a subset of the character set for this typeface.

Format:

This font is PostScript® Type 1
(Windows or Macintosh Platforms)

Languages:

ISO-Adobe

Embedding:

Preview & Print

End User License:

5 computers

Typeface notes:

In 1968, American Type Founders produced OCR-A, one of the first optical character recognition typefaces to meet the criteria set by the U.S. Bureau of Standards. The design is simple so that it can be read by a machine, but it is slightly more difficult for the human eye to read. OCR-A follows the 1981 standard set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), X-3.17-1981 (size I). The same design is also specified for the German DIN 66008 standard. OCR-B was designed in 1968 by Adrian Frutiger for Monotype. This design pushes the limits of the optical reader, but is easier for people to read. OCR-B’s construction follows the ISO 1073/II-1976 (E) standard, with 1979 corrections (letterpress design, size I). Both OCR-A and OCR-B have “alternate” versions, which have the standard ISO-Adobe character set instead of the more limited OCR character set.

Designer:

American Type Founders Staff

Classifications:

Computer Related
Mono
Sans Serif

Postscript File Name:

OCRA-Alternate

MAC Menu Name:

OCRA Alternate

Windows/PC Menu Name:

OCRA Alternate 

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OCR-A



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