fonts-ocr-a - ANSI font readable by the computers of the 1960s

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-ocr-a_1.0-6_all.deb
Package name fonts-ocr-a
Package version 1.0
Package release 6
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category fonts made-of::font role::data x11::font
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 40.88 KB
Installed size 140.00 KB
This font was developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
to be readable by the computers of the 1960s. The OCR-A font is still used
commercially in payment advice forms so that a lockbox company can determine
the account number and amount owed on a bill when processing a payment.
A site license for the OCR-A font is very expensive, so this free font was


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-ocr-a_1.0-6_all.deb 1.0 all Debian Main
fonts-ocr-a - - -


Name Value
ttf-ocr-a << 1.0-3


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-ocr-a_1.0-6_all.deb
Source Package fonts-ocr-a

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fonts-ocr-a deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fonts-ocr-a




2014-02-01 - Hideki Yamane <>
fonts-ocr-a (1.0-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* use dh_installdeb maintscript support, thanks to Colin Watson
<> for the patch (Closes: #659603) 
2014-01-05 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-ocr-a (1.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Update Standards to 3.9.5 (checked)
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
* Drop transitional package
* Add 'Multi-Arch: foreign' field
* Use 'Breaks' instead of 'Conflicts'. Drop 'Provides' as it is no
longer needed (installations should have transitioned since wheezy
and the package has anyway no reverse dependency.
* Use xz extreme compression for deb packages
* Use git for packaging: adapt Vcs-* fields
2011-10-14 - Gürkan Sengün <>
fonts-ocr-a (1.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Rename source package to "fonts-ocr-a" to fit the Font Packages
Naming Policy.
* debian/control: Switch Maintainer and Uploaders.
* Bump debhelper version to 8.
* Drop building of automatic light styles.
2011-07-20 - Paul Wise <>
ttf-ocr-a (1.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* Drop defoma stuff, since it is unused and obsolete
* Move to "new" fonts section
* Switch to dh instead of long-style debhelper
* Font packages don't have ELF binaries, remove ${shlibs:Depends}
* Use "Copyright" instead of "(C)" since the later isn't legally valid
* Correct some broken characters in debian/copyright
* Put the fontforge scripts for building in the right dir
* Switch to dpkg-source v3.0 format
* Add a watch file with comments explaining the upstream situation
2009-08-05 - Gürkan Sengün <>
ttf-ocr-a (1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update my email address.
* Change section to fonts.
* Bump debhelper version.
* Bump standards version.
* Add Debian Fonts Task Force to Uploaders.
* debian/copyright: Updated.
2007-05-02 - Gürkan Sengün <>
ttf-ocr-a (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #452980)

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