What Font Is Ocr?

OCR-A uses simple, thick strokes to form recognizable characters. The font is monospaced (fixed-width), with the printer required to place glyphs 0.254 cm (0.10 inch) apart, and the reader required to accept any spacing between 0.2286 cm (0.09 inch) and 0.4572 cm (0.18 inch).

Product Description

PrecisionID OCR-A and OCR-B Fonts

PrecisionID OCR-A and OCR-B Fonts are designed for printing bank checks, passports, credit card imprints, serial labels, postal mail, and more! The PrecisionID OCR Software includes both the OCR A and OCR B Fonts. These OCR Fonts meet strict ANSI and ISO standards for OCR-A & OCR-B to ensure your application success.

These OCR Fonts meet strict ISO and ANSI standards and support OCR A, OCR B, USPS Mail, OCR-B1 (Euro) and OCR-A1 (Euro).Refer to the OCR Font User Manual for easy to use implementation examples.PrecisionID OCR fonts are designed to print with precision on 600 DPI or greater resolution printers.Review the licenses offered to make sure your software is properly licensed.PrecisionID offers instant download and a 30-day money-back guarantee if not completely satisfied.To try the software before purchase, download the OCR Font Demo, which includes limited functionality.

PrecisionID OCR-A and OCR-B Font Package Contents

The PrecisionID OCR-A and OCR-B Font Package contains both the OCR-A and OCR-B fonts in Windows TrueType (TTF), Binary PostScript (PFB), and ASCII PostScript (PFA) formats. The character sets include both upper and lower case letters as well as numbers, and several special characters. The package also includes a User’s Guide with font specifications.

PrecisionID OCR-A and OCR-B Font Compatibility

PrecisionID OCR Fonts run on all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows including Windows 7, 8, 10 and Mac OS X (10.1 or greater). The fonts come in Windows TrueType (TTF), Binary PostScript (PFB), and ASCII PostScript (PFA) formats. For other operating systems, consult the documentation of your operating system or software for instructions on which font version to install. PrecisionID OCR fonts are designed to print with precision on 300 DPI or greater resolution printers. Download a Free OCR Demo to run a test in your application.

OCR Font Examples

PrecisionID OCR-A and OCR-B Special Features

PrecisionID’s OCR fonts were designed using strict ANSI and ISO standards. The OCR-A font specifically used ANSI INCITS 17-1981 (R2002) (formally ANSI X3.17-1981(R2000)) and ISO 1073/I specifications. The OCR-B font specifically used ANSI INCITS 49-1975 (R2002) (formally ANSI X3.49-1975(R2000)) and ISO R 1073 and ECMA-11 specifications. When printed at 10 points, these fonts will comply with ANSI and ISO size I standards.


The USPS uses Code 128 barcodes for a number of special services such as return receipts, delivery confirmations, and large package routing. The text below the barcode must be properly formatted and printed using our OCR-A font to meet USPS specifications. For more information regarding USPS applications, see the USPS website for standards. Also, see PrecisionID’s Code 128 Barcode Fonts.

OCR-A EUROBANKING and German Bank Checks

PrecisionID’s OCR-A font includes the Chair, Fork, Hook, and Euro characters for printing bank cheques in Europe.

OCR-B EUROBANKING and Norwegian Bank Checks

PrecisionID’s OCR-B complies with ISO size I standards and is acceptable for use on bank checks in Norway.

Free OCR Font Demonstration Package

To enable evaluation of PrecisionID’s OCR-A and OCR-B Fonts prior to purchasing, a free evaluation is available. The PrecisionID OCR-A and OCR-B Demo Fonts are identical to the purchased fonts as described above except that a few characters are missing. The demo package produces machine readable text to allow you to fully evaluate our product before investing. Click here to download the demo version.

How is OCR-A and OCR-B Used?

OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is used for several purposes where automated systems need a standard character shape defined to properly decode and identify text without use of barcodes. OCR was developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s to help banks, credit card companies, and other similar companies process documents. The two primary standards are OCR-A and OCR-B. OCR-A is generally easier for scanning equipment to decode and OCR-B is generally easier for a person to read. Unlike barcodes, OCR does not require start, stop, or checksum characters, which makes it very easy to use.

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