OCR-A Font

Use this print type when configuring a RecoStar or FineReader recognition profile to recognize OCR-A printed text.

This font was designed to be easily recognizable to both humans and computers. This font is mono-spaced and uses thick strokes to form the characters, making the characters easily recognizable during OCR by a recognition engine. It predates OCR-B, a similar yet more readable font.

This font is commonly used when standard character shapes are required to scan numbers and for recognizing text without bar codes. Examples of where this font is used include bank cheques, passports, labels, and postal mail.

An image that shows an example of the OCR-A font.