OCR-B Font

Keywords: OCR-B Font, ECMA-11, ANSI X3.49-1975 (R1982), ISO 1073-2:1976

There are 2 font sets the US government accepts for Optical Character Recognition : OCR-A and OCR-B.

ANSI X3.49-1975 (R1982) describes the nominal shapes, sizes, and printing positions of OCR-B characters. Most part of OCRB is identical to what is defined by ECMA-11.
Barcodesoft OCR-B font is also compatible with ISO 1073-2:1976 standard.

Barcodesoft OCR-B font supports Euro banking specifications and are compatible with USPS specification.
This is the mapping table of Barcodesoft OCR-B font

Character Mapping Character Mapping
A-Z A-Z !"#$%&'()*+,-./ !"#$%&'()*+,-./
a-z a-z :;<=>? :;<=>?
1234567890 1234567890 @[\]^ @[\]^
`   (Grave Accent) 96 (0x60) Å 197 (0xC5)
_ 95 (0x5F) Ä 196 (0xC4)
~ 126 (0x7e) Æ 198 (0xC6)
| 124 (0x7C) Ñ 209 (0xD1)
space 32 (0x20) Ø 216 (0xD8)
Ü 220 (0xDC) Ö 214 (0xD6)
£ 163 (0xA3) erase 8 (0x08)
¥ 165 (0xA5) ß 223 (0xDF)
discontinuous underline 165 (0xA5) ¤ 164 (0xA4)
group erase 127 (0x7F) § 167 (0xA7)
Ø 216 (0xD8) ø 248 (0xF8)
² 178 (0xB2) ³ 179 (0xB3)
å 229 (0xE5) æ 230 (0xE6)
¨   (Diaeresis) 168 (0xA8) ´  (Acute Accent) 180 (0xB4)
¸  (Cedilla) 184 (0xB8) ® 174 (0xAE)
Barcodesoft OCR-B font is available in true type, PostScript and PCL formats and can be embedded into Adobe PDF files.
Some characters of Barcodesoft OCR-B Demo font have "Demo" watermarks.

OCR A1 EURO BANKING special characters are listed below
Character ` _ ~ vertical bar
ASCII 96 (0x60) 95 (0x5F) 126 (0x7E) 124 (0x7C)
Both OCR-A and OCR-B character sets can be printed in three different sizes (I, III and IV) in order to be used with a wide range of printing devices. Each OCR-A and OCR-B font size is differentiated by its unique scale factor and stroke width.

The choice of sizes for OCR-B application is basically based on requirements for the following printing device:
Size I is used for typewriters and printers.
Size III is used by cash registers and accounting machines.
Size IV is used by credit card imprinters.

Barcodesoft OCR-A and OCR-b font package contains the following font files: OCRA I, OCRA III, OCRA IV, OCRB I, OCRB II and OCRB IV.

This is the pricing list of Barcodesoft OCR-A and OCR-B font package
License Single User 10-User Site Corporate Developer Unlimited Developer
Price USD99 USD199 USD399 USD499 USD599 USD1799
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