OCRB font family

With the advent of optical character recognition (OCR) systems, a need arose for typefaces whose characters could be easily distinguished by machines developed to read text. Unfortunately, a face that sufficiently distinguished between '1', 'i' and 'l' for the machine tended to look crude, if not just plain ugly. OCR-A was such a face. OCR-B was subsequently designed as a standard typeface that would be adequately readable by both human and machine. OCR-B is still the face that many OCR readers are happiest with. It makes a good face for advertising that needs a 'typewriter' or obvious 'computer' look. It looks good at low resolutions, too; a fax in this face leaves no room for doubt even if the image comes out badly at the other end.

OCRB

OCRB

Versions 1.50
File name ocrb.ttf
Authors
Copyright Data by URW. © 1993. Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Trademark
Font vendor
Unicode ranges
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Number of glyphs
Symbol encoded False
Fixed pitch False

Licensing info

Products that supply this font

Product name Font version
Creative Writer 2 1.01
Greetings 99 1.50
Home Publishing 99 1.50
Picture It! 2000 1.50
Picture It! 2002 1.50