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OCR Form With Unwritable Reference Frame

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047871D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Itoh, T [+details]

Abstract

The preprinted reference frame 1 on the OCR (optical character recognition) form defining the character field boxes 2 is provided by an oily film, such as oil paint or colored wax. For correctly recognizing handwritten characters by the optical character reader, it is desirable that each character is written on the OCR form without projecting any portions thereof from the character field box, because the rectangle 3 of an area including the associated field box is scanned in the recognition of a character and hence any portions of the character for the adjacent field box should not be contained in the scan area. However, many people tend to project a portion of the character out of the field box in writing it by hand so that the portion might be extended to the scan area for the adjacent field box.