Thursday, August 11, 2022

From Leslie to Bridget - PO deciphering process video

I found some emails from Leslie - that she sent in Oct of last year - with all kinds of fun mail. This is a magazine page inside a translucent envelope. It's perfect with the international stamp. Bridget has so many letters that lend themselves to swoopy script. The back of the envelope is fun, too. Leslie puts the recipient's address on the back - so that the postal workers only have one option on where to send it. I've done that from time to time - but usually forget....


Here is an 8 minute video for those of us who love learning about the inner workings of the post office. It is an in-depth look at what happens when the scanners cannot read the penmanship on the mail. There are many people - trained to look at the images and see if they can figure it out. 

It answers some of our questions about the scanners - and reinforces my decision to make my envelopes scanner-friendly. Don't miss the big chart on the wall that shows them what *cursive* looks like. They only have one style. If I ever find their actual address - I should send them some wall charts on other styles - like copperplate and Spencerian.

1 comment:

  1. OCR has come such a long way, especially when it's coupled with machine learning! Luckily, you have to rely on the humans in the end :-)