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IDAutomation offers several barcode font tools via components, macros and source code. When using non self-checking barcode fonts, these tools are necessary for calculating checksums as the fonts themselves cannot perform checksum calculations. IDAutomation tools are free to use with the purchase of an IDAutomation barcode fonts package.

IDAutomation Font Encoders

NOTE: IDAutomation's Universal Barcode Font uses a different set of font tools.
Product Information Download Link Feature Level
 4D 4th Dimension Download the 4D Source for IDAutomation Fonts 1
 ANSI C Code Download the ANSI C Code for IDAutomation Fonts 3
 C# Barcode Library Download the C# Barcode Library 2
 C++ Header File Download the C++ Header File 6
 Check Digit Calculator Download the IDAutomation Check Digit Calculator 6
 Crystal Reports Barcode Font Formulas Supplied with Purchase 5
 Crystal Reports UFL - ActiveX and COM Based Download the Crystal Reports UFL 6
 Crystal Reports UFL - Native (recommended version) Download the Native Crystal Reports UFL 6
 DLL for Windows - ActiveX and COM Based Download the ActiveX and COM Based DLL For Windows 6
 DLL for Windows - Native (recommended version) Download the Native DLL for Windows 6
 Filemaker Barcode Plug-in for Windows and Macintosh Download the Filemaker Barcode Plug-in for Windows and Macintosh 2
 Intuit QuickBooks Barcode Tutorial for Intuit Quickbooks 1
 Java Source Code IDAutomation Java Barcode Source Code 2
 LotusScript for Notes, Domino and Approach Download the Lotus Barcode Functions 6
 Macintosh Apple Works Download the Macintosh Apple Works Source Code 1
 Microsoft Reporting Services DLL for Barcode Fonts Download the Microsoft Reporting Services Font Functions 5
 Microsoft Office Macros & VBA for Excel, Access & Word Download Microsoft Office Macros & VBA for Excel, Access & Word 6
 Microsoft Office Add-in for Word and Excel Download Microsoft 6
 Omnis 4GL Source Code Download the Omnis 4GL Source Code 1
 OpenOffice & StarOffice VB Macros Download the OpenOffice & StarOffice VB Macros 6
 Oracle Reports PL/SQL Barcode Library with Source Download the Oracle Reports PL/SQL Barcode Library with Source 3
 PowerBuilder Source Code Download the PoerBuilder Barcode Source Code 1
 Source Code (VB, Java, C, Foxpro, Oracle, PowerBuilder & Others) Download Other Barcode Source Codes M
 StarOffice Add-In DLL Download the StarOffice Barcode Add-In DLL 2
 Visual Basic Source Code - Module1.bas Download the Module1.bas Visual Basic Barcode Source Code 6
 Visual Basic .vb module for Visual Studio .NET Download the Visual Basic .vb Module for Visual Studio .NET 4
 Visual Basic 6 .bas Module Download the Visual Basic 6 .bas Module 6
 Visual FoxPro Source Code Download the Visual FoxPro Barcode Source Code 4
 Other - Use IDAutomation VB Code For Conversion to Other Languages IDAutomation VB Code for Converting to Other Languages 6
IDAutomation also offers image generators, label software and barcode components that can all create barcodes without fonts.

MICR and OCR Security Font Packages

IDAutomation MICR Fonts allow printing of numbers and codes to create bank checks or drafts from blank check stock.MICR E13 B Fonts

  • MICR E13B Fonts are used by banks in the US and other nations to encode MICR E13B on checks.
  • MICR CMC7 Fonts are used by banks in France, Mexico and most Spanish speaking nations.
  • OCR-A and OCR-B Fonts are standard character set fonts that are easily read by optical character recognition systems.
  • Security Fonts are used to securely print text, names and currency amounts on highly secure documents.

Self Checking Barcode Font Packages

The following barcodes are self-checking and do not require calculations for check digits because the checking technology is coded into each barcode character, making them very easy to use. If possible, non-programmers should consider using one of these barcode fonts for applications. Code 39 Barcode Fonts

Other Barcode Font Advantage Packages

These fonts are not self-checking and therefore require check characters to be calculated. Most are supplied with examples for use in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Crystal Reports. IDAutomation also includes over 30 font tools for easy integration into several different applications.GS1 DataBar BarCode Fonts

  • Code 11 is a high-density numeric barcode used mostly in labeling components in the telecommunications industry.
  • Code 128 is an alpha-numeric barcode with three character sets. Code 128 barcode fonts allow printing of Code 128, UCC-128, EAN-128, SSCC-18 and SCC-14.
  • Code 93 is similar to Code 39, but requires two check characters.
  • Interleaved 2 of 5 is a numeric-only barcode used for interleaving pairs of numbers in a high density barcode format.
  • MSI Plessey has been used primarily in libraries and retail applications such as grocery store shelves.
  • Postnet & Intelligent Mail  is used by the USPS for mail delivery and tracking.
  • RM4SCC & 4STATE is used by post offices in England, Australia and a few other countries.
  • UPC/EAN can create several types of barcodes such as UPC, EAN, JAN, ISBN and Bookland.

Bundled Barcode Font Packages

These bundles include many IDAutomation fonts in one package for an affordable price.Universal Bar-Code Font Package

  • TrueType Font Package for Windows includes the most popular linear barcode fonts as well as MICR and OCR in TrueType form for Windows.
  • Premiere Barcode Font Package includes all linear barcode fonts as well as MICR and OCR in TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and PCL form.
  • 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 and Codabar.

PDF417, Data Matrix and Other 2D Barcode Fonts

PDF417 and other two-dimensional barcodes such has Data Matrix allow encoding of more data in a smaller area. These barcodes usually require a barcode imager to read the data.2D Barcoding Products

  • Aztec Fonts encode letters, numbers, small photos, text and actual bytes of data including Unicode and extended characters.
  • PDF417 Fonts allow encoding of several hundred characters into a symbol that can be shaped to fit just about anywhere, and it has high error correction capability.
  • Data Matrix Fonts allow encoding of several characters into a square barcode with a high level of error correction.
  • QR Code Fonts encode characters, numbers, text and actual bytes of data, including Unicode characters and photos.
  • MaxiCode Fonts are used mainly by UPS to route and track packages.

IDAutomation Technical Support

To learn more about barcode technology, read the Barcoding for Beginners Tutorial.

Video Tutorials

Barcode Scanners

We offer several types of barcode scanners and readers starting at $139. We offer CCD, laser and image readers in keyboard wedge, RS232 and USB.IDAutomation offers several types of barcode scanners and readers as well as IDAutomation's own:

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