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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 (&$147;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. MICR stands for Magnetic Ink Character Recognition. This set of numeric characters, when printed with special magnetic inks, can be read by special scanners. MICR characters are found in a variety of places, including personal checks. MICR follows the 1970/1976 standard set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), X#.2 when set at 12-point size.


Adrian Frutiger
American Type Founders Staff

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