Re: Barcode Redux

From: Charlie Strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Sat Jun 05 2004 - 00:02:27 CDT

I could not find a free OCR font. I did find a font with a look and
feel of OCR-A and I re-rendered alan's Bernalillo ballot in
"OBLIVIOUS" font. Because it is fixed with font it has less width for
names and the total ballot length wont fit unless I reduced it to 8 an
9 point font. However I not that 8 and 9 point OBLIVIOUS font appears
to be larger than 9 and 10 point Times to the eye. It's not as pretty
as alan's version but it severs. It actually looks a lot better
printed than on screen.

see it yourself
http://voter.browndogs.org/ballot/76-races_ocr2.pdf

On Jun 4, 2004, at 9:47 PM, David Mertz wrote:

>>> 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
>
> <000413058.gif>
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