Plate Mono was created after researching and looking into the design of typefaces created for OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software. OCR is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text, whether from a scanned document or a photo of a document. Typefaces designed for this purpose have interesting features such as slab serfs on the letters B/D to make them more distinguishable and strokes through the number ‘0’ so that its not confused with an ‘O’.
Plate Mono takes these unique characteristics and flips the idea on its head by introducing a stencil, this addition makes the purpose of scanning the letters for conversion obsolete but instead creates an interesting typeface with a unique style.
Plate Mono supports Western European typesetting and is available in both .otf and .woff formats.