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Understanding barcode fonts

Linear Barcode Fonts

Codabar: Codabar is a discrete, width-modulated barcode that provides a character set for encoding numeric data (0-9) plus special characters ($ - : / . +). The standard is often used in libraries, blood banks, parcels and other areas.

Code 11: Code 11 is a barcode symbology primarily used in telecommunication. The standard can encode any length string consisting of the digits 0-9 and the dash character (-).

Code 128: Code 128 provides excellent density for all-numeric data and good density for alphanumeric data. Code supports all standard ASCII symbols and widely used in shipping and packaging industries.

Code 128 Set A: Code 128 Set A barcode supports Numbers (0-9), Uppercase Letters (A-Z), Space character and large number of Control Characters (! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + \ = - , . / ; ' [ ] : " < > ?). The barcode font is commonly used for inventory and tracking purpose.

Code 128 Set B: Code 128 Set B barcode supports all ASCII characters. The barcode font is mainly used in shipping and inventory field.

Code 128 Set C: Code 128 Set C barcode supports only numbers with high compression. This type of barcode font is used mainly in inventory, shipping and industry.

Code 39: Code 39 is a discrete barcode having fixed pattern of bars representing a single character. Font supports characters (0-9 A-Z - . $ / + % SPACE). Barcode used in badges, Inventory and Industrial applications.

Code 93: Code 93 supports ASCII characters including Numbers (0-9), Uppercase Letters (A-Z), Space Character and Special Characters (- . $ / + %). The barcode font is primarily used in postal services to encode supplementary delivery information.

Code 39 Full ASCII: Code 39 Full ASCII barcode supports all ASCII characters. The barcode font is widely used in industry and can be decoded with any barcode reader.

EAN 13: EAN 13 barcode font supports numeric data only. EAN-13 barcode standard is used worldwide for marking products often sold at retail point of sale.

EAN 8: EAN-8 barcode font, derived from the longer EAN-13 code, supports character set including numbers only (0-9). It is primarily used in retail product marking worldwide with limited label space.

Industrial 2 of 5: Industrial Code 2 of 5 barcode font is scalable and used on any computer system. Its supported character set includes (0-9) numbers only.

Interleaved 2 of 5: Interleaved 2/5 standard barcode is a high density numeric barcode used in different fields such as distribution and shipping industries. Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode label consists symbol terminology including numbers (0-9) only.

ISBN-13: ISBN is a unique numeric commercial book identifier based upon the (0-9) Standard Book Numbering. This code is used primarily for the booksellers and stationers.

ITF-14: ITF-14 is the GS1 implementation of an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode to encode a Global Trade Item Number. ITF-14 symbols are generally used to mark shipping cartons. Its supported character set includes (0-9) numbers only.

LOGMARS: LOGMARS is a special application of Code 39 used by the U.S. Department of Defense and is governed by Military Standard MIL-STD-1189B. It is used in US government specification. Its supported character set includes Numbers: 0-9, Uppercase Letters: A-Z, Space Character, Special Characters (- . $ / + %).

MSI Plessey: MSI Plessey barcode symbology supports only numeric values (0-9) and this scalable MSI barcode font is primarily used for inventory control and storage containers. Widely used as library shelf tags and merchandising features in retail stores.

PLANET: Planet barcode is used for electronically track outgoing and incoming mail from United State Postal Service. This barcode supports numeric symbology around 12 to 14 digits long. Its supported character set includes (0-9) numbers only.

POSTNET: POSTNET is a barcode symbology that is used by United State Postal Service for providing help in directing mail. This barcode symbology encodes the ZIP code in half and full-length bar. Its supported character set includes (0-9) numbers only.

Standard 2 of 5: Standard 2 of 5 is a self-checking numeric-only barcode. Unlike Interleaved 2 of 5, all of the information is encoded in the bars; the spaces are fixed width and are used only to separate the bars. Standard 2 of 5 is used primarily for airline ticket marking. Its supported character set includes (0-9) numbers only.

UCC/EAN-128: UCC/EAN-128 uses normal Code 128 barcodes, but formats the data in a standardized way to identify the type of information contained in the barcode. Its supported character set includes all ASCII Characters. UCC/EAN-128 was developed to provide a worldwide standard for exchanging data between different companies.

UPCA: UPC-A is used for marking products which are sold at retail in the USA and Canada. The barcode identifies the manufacturer and specific product so point-of-sale cash register systems can automatically look up the price. Its supported character set includes (0-9) numbers only.

UPCE: UPC-E barcode is the short form representation of a UPC number. Its supported character set includes (0-9) numbers only. It is suited for identifying products in small packages. UPCE is a barcode symbology that is widely used in the United States and Canada for tracking trade items in stores.

USPS Sack Label Font: USPS Sack Label barcode symbology is used by United States Postal Services and supported character set include (0-9) numbers only.

USPS Tray Label: USPS Tray Label barcode symbology is used by United States Postal Services and supported character set includes (0-9) numbers only.

USS-93: USS-93 barcode symbology is primarily used in postal services and supported character set includes Numbers: 0-9, Uppercase Letters: A-Z, Space Character, Special Characters (- $ % + /.).

Telepen barcode: Telepen font widely used in libraries, motor industry and well-known organizations for many different applications

2D Barcode Fonts

Aztec - Used for tickets sold online or when delivered on mobile phone

Databar - Used in Grocery, Retail and Healthcare industry

Databar Code 128 - Inventory and tracking usage

Databar Code 128 Set A - Inventory and tracking purpose

Databar Code 128 Set B - Used in inventory and shipping field

Databar Code 128 Set C - Used in shipping, industry and inventory field

Databar Expanded - Used for Fresh Food Industry

Databar Limited - Used in healthcare industry

Databar Stacked - Used in healthcare industry

Databar Stacked Omni - Used for use on smaller packages

Databar Truncated - Used in healthcare industry

Databar EAN 13 - Used in Retail industry

Databar EAN 8 - Retail product marking world-wide

Databar MicroPDF417

Databar PDF417

Databar UPCA - Retail industry in the U.S. and Canada

Databar UPCE - Retail industry in the U.S. and Canada

DataMatrix - Mainly used in Aerospace industry, labeling small electronic components

MaxiCode - Used on shipping labels for world-wide addressing and package sorting

PDF417 - Used in transport, identification cards and inventory management

QR Code - Generally used by camera equipped mobile phones

MICR - Used by banks to print cheques

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