Can anyone confirm that OCR-A is a sans-serif font? Are the OCR-A capital letters considered to be block-form? Thank you.
OCR-A is not a sans serif face.
I'm afraid I have to disagree with the group here. The
7 all use serif elements that can not be present in a sans serif (
9 too, in a weird sort of way).
This is a superb example of why we break out monospace as it's own category. Strange deformations become necessary to fill the gaps.
Monospace [mostly] without the serifs
OCR-B was designed to be much closer to a true sans serif and I would reluctantly classify it as such.
I have no idea what "block-form" means. Kinda makes me think of Egyptian type (like Clarendon) but I'm guessing that's not what you mean.
In that OCR-A does not have serifs, yes, I can confirm that it is a sans-serif font. In that the letters are not a connected script face, yes, they are considered block letters (block letters being letterforms that aren't connected to others--though the term is a bit fuzzy and may be used in different ways).
OCR-A is a rather unique font in that it was designed for something incredibly specific (early computer character recognition) so, in a way, stands by itself in terms of classification. In general, however, most would consider it a mono-spaced sans-serif face.