|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
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 E13B
Fonts are used by banks in the US and
other nations to encode MICR E13B on checks.
CMC7 Fonts are used by banks in France, Mexico and most Spanish
- 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
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.
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
for easy integration into several different applications.
- Code 11 is a high-density numeric barcode used mostly in labeling
components in the telecommunications industry.
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
- Code 93
is similar to Code 39, but requires two check characters.
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.
& 4STATE is used by post offices in England, Australia and a few other
- 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.
Font Package for Windows includes the most popular
linear barcode fonts as well as MICR and OCR in TrueType form
Barcode Font Package includes all linear barcode fonts
as well as MICR and OCR in TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and
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.
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.
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.
offers several types of
and readers as well as IDAutomation's own:
Free Barcode Stuff
- IDAutomation has a
freeware Code 39
Font for printing numeric barcodes.
- Download free evaluation versions
of IDAutomation software products from the
Most are fully functional.
Linear Java Barcode Servlet allows generation of barcode JPEG images to a local hard drive or import
them to other software. These web pages are also helpful
for troubleshooting purposes. IDAutomation also has the following
2D servlets online:
- IDAutomation offers
Barcode Label Software as well, for the easy printing
of barcode labels.
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