Editor: OCR fonts are used for several purposes where automated systems need a standard character shape defined to properly read text without the use of barcodes. Some examples of OCR font implementations include bank checks, passports, serial labels and postal mail. IDAutomation's OCR Font Advantage Package includes OCR fonts in several formats that support all of these implementations. Features and specifications include: Created from ANSI and ISO Specs, the OCR A and OCR B character sets contain upper case and lower case letters, numbers, and several special characters and the Euro symbol. OCR B Compatibility is achieved across current specifications with the curved-end font design. The OCR-B fonts were created from ANSI INCITS 49-1975 (R2002) (formerly ANSI X3.49-1975 (R2000), which is in agreement with the revised IS0 R 1073 standard, ECMA-11 is compatible with letterpress fonts that have straight ends. The curved ends and constant stroke widths of IDAutomation's OCR-B fonts allow for a substantial deterioration of printed image lity, while still maintaining OCR Readability. OCR A Compatibility with ANSI X3.17 and IS0 1073/I is provided. The OCR-A fonts were created according to ANSI INCITS 17-1981 (R2002) (formerly ANSI X3.17-1981 (R2000), which includes this compatibility. Special Symbols are provided for purposes such as international character support. ANSI Sizes 1, 3 and 4 of each font are provided. USPS Mail Compatibility is obtained by using the IDAutomationOCRa font at 9 points. Norwegian Bank Checks may be printed with the IDAutomationOCRb font at 9 points. The IDAutomationOCRb font has been accepted by BBS (Norwegian banks payment centre) for use on bank checks in Norway. OCR A1 EURO BANKING and German Bank Checks may be printed with OCR A font, which includes special symbols such as the Chair, Fork, Hook and Euro for printing bank cheques in Europe. The IDAutomationOCRa size 1 font (cheque schriften) should be used to print German bank.