OCR-B Overview

OCR-B Sample Barcode

OCR-B is another monospaced font developed in 1968. It is used by a scanner-reader and it shares that purpose with OCR-A.

How to scan OCR and travel documents (EN)

Supported Host Device

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Products that Support OCR-B

(This barcode is enabled by default)

DS860
for Apple


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DS860
for Samsung


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Supported Business Applications:

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK.

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Verify with your application provider that Socket Mobile's latest CaptureSDK was implemented in your app. See the latest CaptureSDK version.

See complete list of business applications.

Non-CaptureSDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK

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Programming

OCR-B is supported on D760, D860, DS860, S760, S860 barcode scanners. You can enable or disable this symbology on your Socket Mobile scanner simply by scanning the codes below.  Note: Scanner must be in a disconnected state before scanning the command barcode.

Enable OCR-B by scanning the barcode below*:


Enable OCR-B Barcode


Disable OCR-B by scanning the barcode below*:


Disable OCR-B Barcode

See the full programming guide Opens Worldwide site for more info and troubleshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programming guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

Q: What is the typical usage of OCR-B?

A: Travel Documents, Passport


Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.