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1986 Edition, January 1, 2017

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Information Systems – Optical Character Recognition (OCR) – Matrix Character Sets for OCR-MA

Includes all amendments and changes through Stabilization Notice (No longer revised / updated) , 2017

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1986 Edition, January 1, 2017
  • Published Date: January 2017
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Page Count: 34
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This standard describes the matrix of dot placement and size limits for OCR-MA alphanumeric characters and symbols for optical character recognition (OCR) systems.


The purpose of this standard is to establish a set of characters that can be generated by printing systems that produce characters with a matrix of dots and shall be used in optical character recognition systems. There are three different character groups illustrated to provide for the capability of many types of matrix printing devices and applications.