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OCR-A

In 1968, American Type Founders produced OCR-A, one of the first optical character recognition typefaces to meet the criteria set by the U.S. Bureau of Standards. The design is simple so that it can be read by a machine, but it is slightly more difficult for the human eye to read. OCR-A follows the 1981 standard set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), X-3.17-1981 (size I). The same design is also specified for the German DIN 66008 standard. The letters are rounded and octagonal, a true monstrosity in vogue ca. 2001 in Swiss and German graphic design circles.

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file name: O C R A specs by U S A S I


file name: O C R A specs for 3


file name: American Type Founders O C R A 1968 poster by Marissa Masbasari 2018


file name: American Type Founders O C R A 1968 poster by Marissa Masbasari 2018b


file name: Diogo Ferreri O C R A Poster 2012 based on Adrian Frutgiger O C R A 1968







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html