What does “HC” signify in a font name?

Examples: Arial HC, IDAutomationHC39M.
It seems to show up most strong textfrequently with free fonts.


I don’t think this has a broad or general meaning at all (unless perhaps we are strictly talking about barcode fonts). I looked into the font you mentioned, IDAutomationHC39M and here’s what I found.

As confirmation for this, I did some extra digging and found this excerpt regarding their code 39 font:

Contains 48 different Code 39 font versions for optimal compatibility
with normal, human-readable, extended and symbol versions.



And to address Arial HC, just about every other font with HC I find is an outline font

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