• Not on view

OCR stands for "optical character recognition," a technology that converts printed information into workable electronic data by scanning and identifying individual numbers and letters. This font was designed to be perfectly readable by computers; each character is shaped to reflect the precise format set by the United States Bureau of Standards. Originally, OCR-A was used mostly by banks, credit card companies, and other businesses that process large amounts of printed data by machine. Lately, however, because of its retro-tech look, OCR-A has become a popular choice among graphic designers.

Gallery label from Standard Deviations, 2011.
Medium
Digital typeface
Dimensions
Variable
Credit
Gift of Monotype Imaging, Inc.
Object number
1062.2010
Copyright
© 2020 Monotype Imaging, Inc.
Department
Architecture and Design

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