Defines the coded representation of printed characters recognized by reading equipment. Includes the fonts E 13 B; CMC 7; OCR-A; OCR-B. Assigns bit-patterns to characters recognized by reading equipment. This information is then given to the recipient by different media and can be used by printing devices. Single-font reader and multiple-font reader are considered as applications. References: ISO 646; 1004; 1073; 2022.