OCR-A & OCR-B Font Package

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All orders include automatic registration and lifetime Level 1 support and include one incident of Level 2 support for a period of 60 days. Level 2 support and upgrades may be provided beyond 60 days if the Level 2 Support and Upgrade Subscription is purchased when making the order.

The OCR Font Advantage Package includes OCR-A and OCR-B fonts created from the latest ANSI and ISO specifications.

  • Generates 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 an operating system, application and printer independence.
  • These OCR software fonts are compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac, 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.
  • A silent installation executable is included with the purchase of any Developer License. Source code to the silent installer is also included to create custom installations.
  • 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 the fonts in any web browser.

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NOTE: Because the OCR Fonts are a high fraud item, all orders are subject to a manual approval process, which may delay the accessibility of the download link for this software.

Before ordering:

  • Download link will be activated after verification.
  • Refer to Section 1 of the License Agreement to determine the correct license needed and the chart below to see what is included with each license.
  • All orders include automatic registration and lifetime Level 1 support and include one incident of Level 2 support for a period of 60 days. Level 2 support and upgrades may be provided beyond 60 days if the Level 2 Support and Upgrade Subscription is purchased when making the order.
  • Refer to the OCR Font Advantage User Manual for tutorials and implementation suggestions.
  • Purchase risk-free; this product is provided with a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee.
  • An evaluation version is also available by download for testing purposes. The evaluation version must be removed before installing the purchased version.
  • The applicable Small or Mid-Size Company Agreement must be completed first in order to receive the discount code.

OCR Font Package Features

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.

Industry Standard Support:

ANSI & 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.

  • ANSI Sizes 1, 3 and 4 are provided for each OCR font.
  • 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
OCR-a Support:

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).

  • USPS Compatibility is achieved by using the 9pt IDAutomationOCRa font.
  • 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-b Support:
"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-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-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 (< > + - / # * | . , ").
  • 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.
Multiple Formats Provided:

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 Mac format and are compatible with Mac OS X and all versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows 7, 8 and 10. There are a variety of other IDAutomation font types and versions included as well.

Included with the purchase of a Developer License:
  • 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, with the purchase of a Developer License.
  • 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 the fonts in any web browser.
  • A silent installation executable is included with the purchase of any Developer License. Source code to the silent installer is also included to create custom installations.

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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