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OCR font

character design that can be easily read using an optical character reader

COMMENT: There are two OCR fonts in common use: OCR-A, which is easy for scanners to read, and OCR-B, which is easier for people to read than the OCR-A font, OCR techniques are extremely useful in computerising data which has been typeset but not computerised, allowing for example an old specialised dictionary to be converted to computer tape, or allowing direct input of typewritten pages from an author: they are read by a computer and are typeset without rekeying.



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