Some remarks to the METAFONT-Definitions for OCR-B fonts: --------------------------------------------------------- 1. This information was developed by Norbert Schwarz Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum Rechenzentrum Postfach 10 21 48 D-4630 Bochum 1 West Germany EARN: P920021@DBORUB01 Norbert/Schwarz/ruhr-uni-bochum/de 2. To my knowledge, the original typeface for OCR-B was developed by Adrian Frutiger. In Germany there even exists an industrial standard - DIN ????? - that describes the typefaces. Based on such material the input has been developed. I cannot speak to the legal consequences of these. As far as the digitization in METAFONT input which I have developed, you may freely use, modify, and/or distribute any of these files or the resulting fonts, without limitation. A previous release of ocr-b only granted rights for non-commercial use; that restriction is now lifted. 3. It is tested that the generated output is machine readable. The tests are done with a 300 dpi laser engine. 4. As this work has been done with an early METAFONT version and testing was the main purpose, there was no further development in defining good points with respect to pixels etc. Low resolution devices may give problems. 5. There are two main files: OCRBDEF MF 33454 12.11.86 11:02 OCRBMAC MF 8152 8.09.89 19:51 The first one contains the path definitions for all the characters, the second one contains the operating macros. 6. Driver files: The file OCRB10.MF is the main driver file for the original OCR-B font, all other files contain variant for illustrating purposes. OCRB10 MF 776 12.11.86 11:06 OCRB10S MF 774 12.11.86 11:06 sharp corners OCRB10L MF 770 12.11.86 11:05 slanted OCRB10G MF 778 12.11.86 11:05 outline, slanted OCRB10F MF 770 12.11.86 11:05 outline OCRB10E MF 784 12.11.86 11:04 negative, sharp corners OCRB10X MF 777 12.11.86 11:06 negative some smaller sizes: OCRB5 MF 776 12.11.86 11:07 OCRB6 MF 776 12.11.86 11:07 OCRB7 MF 776 12.11.86 11:08 OCRB8 MF 776 12.11.86 11:08 OCRB9 MF 776 12.11.86 11:08
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ocr-b – Fonts for OCR-B
METAFONT source for OCR-B at several sizes.
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fonts distributed as METAFONT source|
fonts with specific small application areas