I've been trying to do some OCR with Microsoft OneNote and am experimenting with what font seems to work the best. While some seem to be relatively good, I'm curious if anyone has any experience with OCR and has found a font to be nearly error proof? I found that Fixedsys causes errors at times, but not sure if something traditional like Courier or Helvetica would do better?

  • The OCR-A and OCR-B fonts spring to mind but I haven't tried them with OneNote.
    – root
    Feb 8, 2016 at 21:54
  • Just wondering what your use scenario may be? If you control the contents, how could OCR be useful?
    – jcaron
    Feb 8, 2016 at 23:28
  • I scan documents and business cards all the time with OneNet and it seems quite proficient regardless of the font.
    – Allan
    Feb 17, 2018 at 13:19

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Tahoma works really well with OneNote's OCR feature.

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