OCR-A Overview

OCR-A Barcode

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.

How to scan OCR and travel documents (EN)


Note: OCR-A is just like scanning a passport/travel document.

Supported Host Device

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Products that Support OCR-A

(This barcode is disabled 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-A is supported by 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.

Enable OCR-A Symbology*:

To enable the OCR-A symbology scan the barcode below:

Enable OCR-A Barcode


Disable OCR-A Symbology*:

To disable the OCR-A symbology scan the barcode below:

Disable OCR-A Barcode

See the full programming guide 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-A?

A: Travel Documents 


Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.