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A tribute to David H. Shepard, OCR Inventor

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Today the New York Times noted the passing of David H. Shepard, 84, who sketched out one of the first Optical Character Recognition (OCR) fonts on a cocktail napkin among his many inventions. David H. Shepard, 84, Dies - New York Times