OCR-A Overview

OCR-A is a font created in 1968 that uses simple, thick strokes to form recognizable characters.  The font is monospaced and the design is simple so that it can be easily read by a scanner.

OCR-A Barcode

Programming

OCR-A is supported on D740, D745, D755, D760, D860, DS860, S740, and S860 Socket Mobile 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.

Note: D740, D745, and S740 supports OCR symbologies if your scanner has a Green scan LED.

Note: OCR-A is commonly used on checks and is scanned just like a passport/travel document.

Enable OCR-A Symbology by scanning the barcode below*:

Enable OCR-A Barcode


Disable OCR-A Symbology by scanning the barcode below*:

Disable OCR-A Barcode

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

Troubleshooting / FAQ

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

A: Travel Documents 


Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.

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