IDAutomation Barcode Fonts are based on national and
international standards and are available in TrueType, PostScript, OpenType or
PCL LaserJet Soft Fonts on a variety of operating systems including Windows,
DOS, Macintosh, Linux and Unix. To print a barcode as a font, the data-to-encode
must first be formatted with an
IDAutomation Font Tool,
which will return a text string that, when combined with the barcode font, will
create an accurate barcode.
All IDAutomation Font packages are available as an online
purchase, and can be downloaded immediately and up to 30 days after the order is
placed. After 30 days, access to the product and priority technical support is
available with the purchase of the one year
Priority Support & Upgrade
- MICR Fonts are used on bank
checks and drafts in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama, the UK and
other countries to print secure characters for magnetic recognition and optical
character recognition systems.
- CMC-7 MICR Fonts are
similar to E-13B fonts in that they are used on bank checks and drafts to print
secure characters for magnetic recognition and optical character recognition
systems, but CMC-7 fonts are used mostly in Mexico, France, Spain, Brazil and
other Spanish speaking countries.
- OCR Fonts are used
when automated systems require a standard character shape that is defined to
read text correctly without the use of barcodes. These fonts are used on bank
checks, passports, serial labels and postal mail among others.
Fonts are used to print secure information such as text, names and currency
amounts on documents such as bank checks in a manner that cannot be easily
altered, which can assist in the prevention of forgery.
Fonts are perhaps the most common barcode type and is used in labeling for
badges, inventory, industrial applications and much more. These fonts support
the creation of AIM USS Code 39, ANSI, EN800, LOGMARS, LIC and HIBC barcodes.
Fonts are used for various numeric barcoding applications such as in
libraries, blood banks and parcels and was designed to be read even if printed
from a dot-matrix printer. These fonts support the creation of Rationalized
Codabar, USD-4, NW-7, 2 of 7 Code and other specifications based on Codabar.
- Industrial Code 2 of
5 Barcode Fonts are low-density numeric barcodes that do not require a
checksum. These fonts support the creation of Code 25 and related
128 Fonts are high-density barcodes that encodes text, numbers, the entire
128 ASCII character set and numerous functions. Commonly used in many varied
environments and scenarios. Code 128 also supports ISBT-128, GS1-128, UCC-128,
EAN-128 and USS Code 128.
- GS1 DataBar Fonts
are a dependable solution in POS, grocery and healthcare where items are too
small for traditional barcode types. DataBar can encode information such as
product weight, expiration dates, country of origin or serial numbers. This
is the only symbology approved by GS1 for use in all retail checkout systems
after January 1, 2010 to encode GTIN-14 numbers and is also required by the
Joint Industry Coupon Committee for use in creating coupon barcodes.
Code 11 Fonts are high-density
numeric barcodes that require a checksum calculation.
- Code 93
Barcode Fonts are higher-density barcodes which require two checksum
calculations and were originally designed to provide a barcode with both. These
fonts support the creation of Extended Code 93 and other specifications based on
2 of 5 Fonts are numeric barcodes used to encode pairs of numbers into
self-checking, high-density barcode formats. This font supports the creation of
ITF-14, EAN-14, SCC-14, GTIN, DUN14 and more barcodes.
- MSI Plessey Fonts have been used
mostly in libraries and retail applications.
- USPS Postnet & Intelligent
Mail Fonts are used for a variety of postal procedures such as encoding zip
code information, which can improve the speed, accuracy and delivery of mail.
Intelligent Mail barcodes can be created with the Postnet barcode font. This
package includes Intelligent Mail, Postnet, Planet, GS1-128, FIM and OCR-A
barcode symbologies as used by the US Postal Service.
- Royal Mail
4-State Fonts are used for automated mail sorting and addressing by printing
the postcode and Delivery Point Suffix (DPS) on letters in machine-readable
format throughout the United Kingdom.
- UPC/EAN Fonts are used to
encode Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN), which uniquely identify products for
retail checkout or tracking purposes. These fonts support the creation of UPC,
UCC, EAN, JAN, GTIN-8, GTIN-12, GTIN-13, ISBN and Bookland barcodes.
Bundled Barcode Font Advantage Packages
TrueType Font Package for Windows includes
the TrueType version of most popular linear barcode
fonts as well as MICR and OCR for Windows.
Premiere Font Package includes all linear
barcode fonts as well as MICR and OCR in a variety of
formats including TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and
Universal Barcode Font Advantage is designed
to support most linear barcodes as a single font on
multiple operating systems and locales. Supports Code
128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, Postnet, Planet, MSI
2D Barcode Font Packages
Aztec Barcode Fonts
encode letters, numbers, text, photos and actual bytes of data
including Unicode and extended characters.
- PDF417 Barcode
Fonts are used to encode large amounts of text and data that can withstand
damage without loss of data due to its' use of Reed Solomon error correction.
This package also supports the creation of MacroPDF, Truncated PDF and
- Data Matrix
Barcode Fonts are popular, area efficient 2D barcodes that can encode large
amounts of data such as letters, numbers, text and small photos.
- QR-Code Barcode Fonts are used in mainstream marketing and smart phone
applications and can store large amounts of data, images and web addressed
which can be loaded from a smart phone.
Barcode Fonts are international 2D barcodes used by UPS on shipping labels
for worldwide addressing and package sortation.
IDAutomation Barcode Font Encoder Tools
Using IDAutomation fonts in conjunction with their free barcode font tools
is an easy way to automate the process of adding start and stop codes and calculating check digits
for barcode fonts that require them. The following barcode
font tools may be used royalty-free with the purchase of a licensed IDAutomation barcode font.
NOTE: The IDAutomation
Barcode Font uses a
different set of font tools.
IDAutomation Fonts Technical Support
To learn more about barcode technology, read the IDAutomation
Barcoding for Beginners Tutorial.
Barcode Video Tutorials
IDAutomation offers several types of
scanners and readers including:
For other models of CCD, laser and image readers in keyboard
wedge, RS232 and USB versions, please view the Scanner
CCD | Linear
Linear + PDF417 |
Portable Memory |
| Slot Readers
| Check Readers
ID Security Devices
Free Barcode Downloads
- IDAutomation has a
39 Barcode Font for printing numeric barcodes.
- Download free evaluation versions
of barcode software products from the
Product Index. Most are fully functional.
- Free Barcode Label Design Application, which
is an easy-to-use WYSIWYG
Barcode Label Printing Software application
that prints Code 39 and Extended Code 39 barcodes, text
Free .NET Barcode Forms Control supports Code
39 and Extended Code 39 barcodes and includes a VB.NET
Linear Java Barcode Servlet allows the creation
and saving of barcode JPEG images to a local hard drive,
or imports them to other software free. These Web pages
are also helpful for troubleshooting purposes. IDAutomation
has the following 2D barcode servlets online:
Free Dynamic Barcode Generator Service creates
high quality images in GIF or JPEG format that are stored
on IDAutomation servers or may be streamed to an application.
Implementation in HTML is as easy as using the IMG tag
or accessing a URL in any operating system.
User Manual and Tutorial
Font Piracy Notice
In many cases, other barcode fonts distributed
as "freeware" or fonts that are sold very cheap
are illegal counterfeits. You and your organization
may be held liable for using and/or distributing
these illegal software products. Learn more about
how to identify and report illegal counterfeit barcode