Re: Barcode Redux

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sun Jun 06 2004 - 02:06:11 CDT

Is it my imagination, but is OCR-B wider in the sample than OCR-A?
If so, that's a problem.

Best regards,
Arthur

At 11:47 PM -0400 6/4/04, 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
>
>
>
>Content-Type: image/gif;
> x-unix-mode=0666;
> name="000413058.gif"
>Content-Disposition: inline;
> filename=000413058.gif
>
>Attachment converted: ARK G5 HD:000413058 1.gif (GIFf/prvw) (00BF047E)

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