Ink Character Recognition (MICR) and Optical Character
Recognition (OCR) A & B
- A special font called MICR (also known as E13B) is
used in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom,
Australia, and certain other countries that offer MICR
recognition. This font consists of ten specially designed
numeric characters 0 through 9, and the four special
symbols: transit, amount, on-us, and dash.
- The CMC7 font is used for MICR encoding in many European
and Latin American countries. Each character is comprised
of several vertical strokes.
- A repertoire of 69 characters of which 56 are graphics
included in the ISO 7-bit coded character set (ISO 646-1973).
It comprises digits, capital letters, capital national
letters and other numbers.
- A repertoire of 121 characters comprising digits,
capital and small letters, all the graphics specified
in the ISO 7-bit coded characters set (ISO 646-1973),
national letters, diacritical signs and further graphics.
Architext ArcMICR Set™
implementation of a MICR printing application takes
a combination of the proper MICR Font, Printer, Toner,
Paper and Scanner. To eliminate the "hunt and pick"
method when selecting a font, Architext has developed
the ArcMICR Set. This set is comprised of six
(6) MICR fonts of varying structures. These are fonts
that have been developed over the past decade of our
involvement in MICR printing. One of the fonts in this
set will no doubt work with your application. If you
have questions about MICR issues, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.