OCR B

OCR B is a monospaced typeface designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1968 for Monotype. It was created to be easily readable by a computer (OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition). Its sister font, OCR A, was created with the same purpose, however, OCR B was designed to be easier for a human to read.

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OCR B Specimen

OCR B Type Specimen

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