Re: Barcode Redux

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Fri Jun 04 2004 - 22:47:22 CDT

>> Does anyone know where to get an OCR-A font for linux,windows,mac or
>> MS office or anything common?
> Anyone know where to find a Free version of OCR-A?

Still no GPL OCR fonts that I've found. However, in browsing around, I
found some samples of OCR-A, OCR-B and MICR.

It turns out the MICR -does- have a complete character set (letters
along with numbers), but except for the numbers, the glyphs are highly
specialized, and not human readable.

I also think that OCR-B is much more "natural" looking than is OCR-A.
Both are certainly human readable, but OCR-A kinda yells out "made for
computers" while OCR-B looks like a pretty normal fixed font. Take a
look, for example, at:

http://www.fonts.com/findfonts/detail.asp?nCo=AFMT&pid=242557

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