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Direc­tory tex-archive/fonts/ocr-b-outline

OCR-B outline fonts (Type1 and OpenType), 6 Jan 2010
Z. Wagner,

This package contains Type1 and OpenType versions of OCR-B fonts.
The METAFONT sources were developed by:

     Norbert Schwarz
     Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
     Postfach 10 21 48
     D-4630 Bochum 1
     West Germany

     EARN:  P920021@DBORUB01

The license of the outline fonts is the same as for the original fonts,
i.e. you may freely use, modify, and/or distribute any of these files,
without limitation.

It is necesary to stress that TeX needs metric files in addition to the
Type1 files. The metric files are not included in this package. The PFB
files will therefore be useless without the original OCR-B package.

The METAFONT sources were first processed by mftrace using potrace
as a vectorizer. A few years later the resulting Type1 files were 
manually converted to OpenType by fontforge. The SFD files are also

The conversion was done just automatically, the results were not carefully
examined. The result is decent if used in design size. The fonts might
be unusable in larger sizes.

It might be useful to combine all OTF files into a single font with several
optical sizes.


Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
README 1269 2011-01-06 02:13
xe-test.tex 126 2011-01-06 12:11

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ocr-b-out­line – OCR-B fonts in Type 1 and OpenType

The pack­age con­tains OCR-B fonts in Type1 and OpenType for­mats. They were gen­er­ated from the sources of the OCR-B fonts. The met­ric files are not in­cluded here, so that orig­i­nal ocr-b pack­age should also be in­stalled.

Pack­age De­tailsocr-b-out­line
Ver­sion 2011-01-06
Li­censeFree li­cense not oth­er­wise listed, or more than one free li­cense ap­plies
Main­tainerZdeněk Wag­ner
Con­tained inTeXlive as ocr-b-out­line
MikTeX as ocr-b-out­line
Topics font in OpenType for­mat
fonts them­selves
font avail­able in Adobe Type 1 for­mat
fonts with spe­cific small ap­pli­ca­tion ar­eas
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