RE: Not your ordinary barcode

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 03:25:51 CDT

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:

> Yes, the OCR in firmware is for a small number of pre-defined fonts (OCR-A,
> OCR-B, etc.). But, as you point out, that's sufficient for scanning ballots
> when we control the output. The OCR fonts are very well defined and
> supported (so that they're interoperable between banks, vendors, etc.),
> though a little funny looking.

We will eventually want to support non-ASCII characters (to put
my name on a ballot for example :-). I don't know how much of that
there are in those fonts and firmware, but I have a gut feeling
it is little, if any.

/Jan Kärrman
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