fonts-ocr-b - machine-readable typeface as used in passports

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-ocr-b_0.2~dfsg1-5_all.deb
Package name fonts-ocr-b
Package version 0.2~dfsg1
Package release 5
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category fonts
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 63.76 KB
Installed size 142.00 KB
Provides the OCR-B typeface originally designed by Adrian Frutiger and
standardised in ISO 1073/II-1976 (E).  Originally designed for use with
OCR, it has a somewhat mechanical appearance, and remains in use in
passports and on car number plates.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-ocr-b_0.2~dfsg1-5_all.deb 0.2~dfsg1 all Debian Main
fonts-ocr-b - - -


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-ocr-b_0.2~dfsg1-5_all.deb
Source Package fonts-ocr-b

Install Howto

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




2016-11-15 - Fabian Greffrath <>
fonts-ocr-b (0.2~dfsg1-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* 02-fontname-family.patch: Replace "Slanted" with "Oblique"
as the latter is a style recognized by fontconfig.
* Add rationale to previous changelog entry.
2016-11-13 - Fabian Greffrath <>
fonts-ocr-b (0.2~dfsg1-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump Build-Depends on fontforge to force building
with the newest version.
Building the package succeeds with older fontforge versions as well,
but then some of the glyphs end up malformed.
* Bump debhelper compat to 10.
2016-11-13 - Fabian Greffrath <>
fonts-ocr-b (0.2~dfsg1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable.
2016-08-30 - Fabian Greffrath <>
fonts-ocr-b (0.2~dfsg1-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* Strip blank lines from debian/copyright.
* Add "repack" to the opts line in debian/watch.
* Set the family name to "OCRB" for both Regular and Slanted styles,
and to "OCRB" plus single-letter suffix for all the others. Set
the fontname to the family name with the style strings tacked on to
the end.
2016-07-23 - Lachlan Gunn <>
fonts-ocr-b (0.2~dfsg1-1) experimental; urgency=medium
[ Lachlan Gunn ]
* Initial release.  Closes: #819723.
[ Fabian Greffrath ]
* Set Maintainer to Debian Fonts Task Force.
* Add Lachlan Gunn and myself to Uploaders.
* Set Vcs-Git and Vcs-Browser fields.
* Build-Depend on the fontforge package currently in experimental.
* Upload to experimental.

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