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OCR Text Generated with OCR-a and OCR-b FontsOCR Font Advantage Package

  • OCR-a and OCRb Font Advantage PackageGenerates accurate OCR text from fonts which can be read by Optical Character Recognition systems.
  • Supports OCR-a, OCR-b, USPS Mail, OCR-b1 and OCR-a1 Euro banking specifications.
  • Provides a high level of scalability with operating system, application and printer independence.
  • These OCR software fonts are compatible with Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Unix, Linux and others.
  • TrueType, OpenType, PCL LaserJet soft fonts and PostScript fonts are included in multiple font sizes to allow for maximum operating system and application flexibility.
  • Includes special symbols to enable support for international characters.
  • With a purchase of the Developer License or above, a full set of Web Fonts are included in WOFF, EOT and SVG formats to easily display barcodes in any web browser.
  • Single and Multi-User Licenses start from $99, with Royalty-free Developer Licenses from $295.

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OCR Font Package Features

"I found that only your company had the solution I needed searching for an OCR b PCL font for a printer that doesn't have an OCR b font. And yes, it's easy to use" - Annamaria Pingitore, Consultant, Switzerland.

OCR program fonts are used for several purposes where automated systems need a standard character shape defined to properly read text without the use of barcodes. Some examples of OCR program font implementations include bank checks, passports, serial labels and postal mail. IDAutomation's OCR Font Advantage Package includes OCR software fonts in several formats that support the following implementations.

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  • Order the OCR Font Advantage PackageANSI & ISO Specifications are supported in the OCR-a and OCR-b character sets, and contain upper case and lower case letters, numbers, and several special characters including the Euro symbol.
  • OCR-b Compatibility is achieved across current specifications with the curved-end font design. The OCR-b software fonts were created from ANSI INCITS 49-1975 (R2002), formerly ANSI X3.49-1975 (R2000) in agreement with the revised IS0 R 1073 standard. ECMA-11 is compatible with letterpress fonts that have straight ends. The curved ends and constant stroke widths of IDAutomation's OCR-b fonts allow for significant print quality deterioration while still maintaining OCR readability.
  • OCR-a Compatibility with ANSI X3.17 and IS0 1073/I is provided. The OCR-a program fonts were created according to ANSI INCITS 17-1981 (R2002) (formerly ANSI X3.17-1981 (R2000).
  • OCR-A and OCR-B FontsANSI Sizes 1, 3 and 4 are provided for each OCR font.
  • USPS Compatibility is achieved by using the 9pt IDAutomationOCRa font.
  • Norwegian Bank Checks may be printed with the 9pt  IDAutomationOCRb font. The IDAutomationOCRb font has been accepted by BBS (Norwegian banks payment centre) for use on bank checks in Norway.
  • OCR-a1 Euro Banking and German bank checks may be printed with the OCR-a program font which includes special symbols such as the Chair, Fork, Hook and Euro for printing European bank checks. The size 1 IDAutomationOCRa font (cheque schriften) should be used to print German bank checks. The following table lists the locations of these unique characters:
     
     Character  ASCII Location  Unicode Location  Replaces character
     Hook Character for OCR-a1 Eurobanking  126  007E  ~
     Fork Character for OCR-a1 Eurobanking  194  00C2  Â
     Chair Character for OCR-a1 Eurobanking  193  00C1  Á
     Special Character for OCR-a1 Eurobanking  195  00C3  Ã

  • OCR-b1 Euro Banking support is achieved with the 9-pt IDAutomationOCRb font and supports the OCR-b1 Euro banking standard character set which includes the numbers 0 - 9, some uppercase letters and a range of special characters (< > + - / # * | . , ").
  • Full OCR PDF Embedding Support enables embedding in PDF applications such as Adobe Writer, Distiller, PDF Lib and FOP TTF Reader as well as custom dynamic internet font embedding for web pages.
  • Adjustable Spacing is enabled by changing the OCR font point size. Setting the IDAutomationOCRa font to 9.10 points, for example, will allow it to print slightly wider.
  • OCR Program Font Specifications:
     
    OCR Font Name Pt Size CPI LPI Size H W T

    Notes

    IDAutomationOCRa 9 10 5 I 2.4 mm
    .094"
    1.4 mm
    .055"
    .36 mm
    .014"
    Standard OCR-a size I
    Character pitch: 2.54 mm / .1"
    IDAutomationOCRb 9 10 6 I 2.39 mm
    .094"
    1.4 mm
    .055"
    .35 mm
    .014"
    Standard OCR-b size I
    Permanent mutual pitch: 2.54 mm / .1"
    Max character height: 2.71 mm
    The fonts listed below are for special purposes and are placed in the "OtherSizes" folder of the package.
    These OCR fonts are not available in the demo version.
    OCR Font Name Pt Size CPI LPI Size H W T

    Notes

    IDAutomationOCRa6LPI 9 10 6 I 2.4 mm
    .094"
    1.4 mm
    .055"
    .36 mm
    .014"
    OCR-a size I
    Character pitch: 2.54 mm / .1"
    Small letters should not be used with this font.
    IDAutomationOCRaIII 9 10 5 III 3.2 mm
    .126"
    1.52 mm
    .06"
    38 mm
    .015"
    OCR-a size III
    Character pitch: 2.54 mm / .1"
    Small letters should not be used with this font.
    IDAutomationOCRaIV 12 7 4 IV 3.81 mm
    .15"
    2.03 mm
    .08"
    .51 mm
    .02"
    OCR-A size IV
    Character pitch: 3.63 mm / .143"
    IDAutomationOCRbIII 9 10 5 III 3.2 mm
    .126"
    1.52 mm
    .06"
    .38 mm
    .015"
    OCR-B size III
    Permanent mutual pitch: 2.54 mm / .1"
    IDAutomationOCRbIV 12 7 4 IV 3.58mm
    .141
    2.10 mm
    .083"
    .50 mm
    .02"
    OCR-B size IV
    Permanent mutual pitch: 3.63 mm / .143"
    Legend
    CPI - characters per inch
    LPI - lines per inch
    Size - this is the ISO/ANSI size of the characters according to the specification
    H - average centerline character height
    W - average centerline character width
    T - average character width or line thickness
  • IDAutomation's OCR Font Advantage Package software includes TrueType, OpenType, several PCL versions and PostScript versions of the OCR fonts. PostScript OCR fonts may be used for Unix systems and may be downloaded directly to PostScript printers. Binary and ASCII versions of PostScript are also provided. TrueType OCR fonts are supplied in Windows and Macintosh format and are compatible with Macintosh OSX and all versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows XP and OCR for Windows 7. There are a variety of other IDAutomation font types and versions included as well.
  • The Developer License grants the right to convert IDAutomation fonts to other formats as necessary including TrueDoc and OpenType.
  • With a purchase of the Developer License or above, a full set of Web Fonts are included in WOFF, EOT and SVG formats to easily display barcodes in any web browser.
Font Names Used Prior to July, 2003
Prior Font Names Current Font Names
Advocra IDAutomationOCRa
Advocra IDAutomationOCRa
A1eurobanking IDAutomationOCRa
Advocrb IDAutomationOCRb
Advocrbn IDAutomationOCRb
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Download The OCR-a and OCR-b Font Software Immediately After PurchaseAll orders include a complimentary 30-day Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription. Support and upgrades may be provided beyond 30 days with the purchase of a Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription that correlates with the original product ordered.

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  • The Developer License allows one (1) developer royalty-free distribution up to 10,000 user licenses.
  • The 5 Developer License grants the rights of the Developer License for up to five (5) developers and 20,000 user licenses.
  • The Unlimited Developer License grants the rights of the Developer License for an unlimited number of developers and an unlimited number of user licenses.
  • Highly discounted Small and Mid-Size Company Developer Licenses grant the rights of the Developer License to qualifying organizations.
  • The Single User License allows use of the Software for one (1) user in your organization. However, if the Software is used in connection with a high speed printer that prints over 55 pages per minute or a system (including all hardware, printer and software) having a cost totaling over $50,000 USD or equivalent in a foreign currency, a Developer License is required. Multiple User Licenses are also available in various quantities.
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