paperkey // recommended OCR font ?

David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Jan 5 01:17:13 CET 2013

On Jan 4, 2013, at 1:06 PM, vedaal at wrote:

> My scanner is broken (lamp problem) and the multifunction printer hasn't arrived yet ;-(  so I can't test this myself.
> Has anyone tested Paperkey by scanning it in, having the OCR recognize it without error, and then successfully import it into a keyring ?
> If so, what is the recommended font and size to be used for accurate OCR ?
> OCR-A, OCR-B,  Ordinary Courier 10,  other ?

I've done this, with regular old Courier.  It basically worked, with a few glitches that I had to correct by hand.  Paperkey has a checksum on each line so you can easily tell which line got the glitch.  I suspect a OCR font would have done better.


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