is both machine-readable and human-readable. Character shapes and dimensions are specified in ANSI X3.49-1975 (R1982)
(R1982) has been approved as American National Standard for Optical Character Recognition
by the Federal Government.
and European Computer Manufacturers Association Standard (ECMA-11) share a large number of identical characters. Yet they are different.
Experts of ISO Technical Committee are working to consolidate these two different standards.
can be used in a wide range of applications: Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
, Machine Reading
and Data Entry
Three sizes of characters shapes are provided: OCR-B I
, OCR-B III
, OCR-B IV
While OCR-B II
is reserved for international use.
The OCR-B character set includes 140 characters as shown below.
For more information about OCR-B font
, please click OCR-A and OCR-B font.
Character Set is shown below: