OCR-A Std Read Me


This document contains late-breaking product information, updates, and troubleshooting tips.

Minimum system requirements and font installation instructions
Font versions
Family information
Release Notes
Known issues
Customer care
Other resources

Minimum system requirements and font installation instructions

For information on minimum system requirements and font installation, see http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_fontinstall_en.

Font versions

To check that you have the correct font file, compare the font version of your font file to the font version provided in the Release Notes section below.

Family information

History

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.

Menu Names And Style Linking

The fonts in this family have no style links: none are a bold or italic variant of another.

You should note that selecting a style option such as bold or italic with any of these faces will either have no effect, or result in programmatic bolding or slanting of the base font, which will usually produce inferior screen and print results.

Release Notes

For all fonts of family OCR A Std: version 2.064 created on Thu Jun 23 16:46:02 2011.

version 2.063 created 2011/06/23

version 2.062 created 2011/04/01

version 2.056 created 2010/12/17

version 2.036 created 2009/07/28

version 2.015 created 2007/08/16

version 1.040 created 2002/10/12

Known issues

Customer care

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Support Plan Options and Technical Resources
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Other resources

Adobe Type Showroom
Index page for all family Read Me files


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created 2013 Jan 14