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OCR-A Std MediumThis is an OpenType font!

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Glyph coverage:


Alternates Euro Currency Ligatures

Languages:

Custom

Embedding:

Editable

End User License:

5 computers

Related Documents:

PDF icon   Glyph Complement (53K)

PDF icon   Pi Font Readme (215 KB)

PDF icon   OpenType User Guide (1.3MB)

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.

Optical Size:

This face is designed to used at a text size of 12.0 points.

Designer:

American Type Founders Staff

Classifications:

Computer Related
Mono
Sans Serif

Postscript File Name:

OCRAStd

MAC Menu Name:

OCR A Std

Windows/PC Menu Name:

OCR A Std 

Related OpenType packages:

Adobe Future Fonts Starter Collection
OCR-A Std Medium

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OCR-A



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