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82nd Edition, January 1, 2017

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Information Systems - Character Set for Handprinting

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

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 82nd Edition, January 1, 2017
  • Published Date: January 2017
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Page Count: 30
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This standard prescribes shapes and sizes of handprinted characters to be used in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems and shapes of handprinted characters for man-to-man communication. The standard encompasses international requirements


This standard establishes a common frame of reference for man-to-machine (OCR) and man-to-man (for example, programmer to keypunch operator) communication requirements. The purpose in providing such a standard for man-to-man usage is to enable unambiguous communication between people when the accuracy of that communication is more important than the speed and flexibility usually associated with that mode of communication.