OCR-B Font

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

This font was also designed to be easily recognizable to computers. It was designed to be easier than OCR-A for humans to read because of it rounded characters and less technical look. This font is also mono-spaced so it is easier for a recognition engine to recognize the characters during OCR.

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-B font.