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)

Supported Business Application:

 

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK.

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

See complete list of Partner Applications.

Non-Capture SDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK

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Programming

 

OCR-B is supported by default 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 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: How to read Passport only?

A: Need answer


Q: How to read 2 lines only?

A: Need answer


Q: Do you need help creating this barcode?

A: Socket Mobile recommends this free barcode generator: https://barcode.tec-it.com/

Need to generate your own barcode?
We recommend Tech-it.

Questions?
Send us an email at dataediting@socketmobile.com