IDAutomation offers several ID and
Barcode Fonts in several sizes and symbologies, with
including royalty-free and perpetual Developer Licenses. Offered since
1996, IDAutomation's fonts are mature, professional grade products designed
to create the highest quality symbols possible. For easy
integration, IDAutomation also provides
over 30 font encoders,
macros and source code to automate the encoding process.
products may be downloaded immediately after the online order is approved.
Refer to the
Barcode FAQ if assistance is needed in choosing the type of barcode
font to use.
Easy-to-use Self Checking
Self-checking fonts offer easy integration with many applications without
the requirement of check digit calculations. Easy implementation is
accomplished by appending an asterisk before and after the data encoded
to create a complete barcode symbol, as demonstrated in the following
- An alpha-numeric barcode that encodes uppercase letters, numbers
and some symbols; it is also referred to as Barcode/39, the 3 of 9 Code
and LOGMARS Code.
- A numeric barcode encoding numbers with a slightly higher density
than Code 39.
Linear Barcode Fonts
IDAutomation provides over
30 font tools, macros
and source code for easy
integration of the following barcode types. Many are supplied
with examples for use in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Crystal Reports.
- High density numeric barcode used mostly in labeling telecommunications
- Alpha-numeric barcode with three character sets. Supports
GS1-128 (Formerly known as UCC/EAN-128) and
- Similar to Code 39, but requires two checksum characters.
- formerly known as RSS Symbology. Used to encode the
GTIN and other
2 of 5 - The Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode symbology encodes numbers
in pairs, similar to Code 128 set C.
- Designed by the Plessey Company in England and is used primarily in
libraries and retail applications, such as on grocery store shelves.
USPS Intelligent Mail IMb - A new USPS barcode that combines POSTNET and PLANET data
into a single bar code. Formerly referred to as OneCode and the 4-State
& PLANET - Used by USA post offices for mail delivery
UPC, EAN & GTIN
- This is one of the most common barcode types. It is used to encode
the GTIN and also used to create JAN,
- Used by post offices in England and Australia for their Cleanmail Service. Used to create
the CBC (Customer Bar Code), UK postcodes as well as Delivery Point Suffixes (DPSs)
Bundled Barcode Font Advantage Packages
These packages include many of IDAutomation's fonts in one package
for a reasonable price.
TrueType Font Package for Windows - Includes the most popular
linear barcode fonts as well as MICR and OCR in TrueType form for Windows.
Font Package - Includes all linear barcode fonts as well as
MICR and OCR in TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and PCL form.
Barcode Font Advantage
- Designed to support most linear barcodes as a single font on multiple
operating systems and locales. Supports Code 128, GS1-128, Code 39,
Interleaved 2 of 5, Postnet, Planet, USPS Intelligent Mail, MSI and
Universal Font Package - Create multiple two-dimensional (2D)
barcodes as a single font from multiple operating systems with the IDAutomation
2D Universal Barcode Font. Supports Aztec, Data Matrix, QR-Code and PDF417, also
2D Fonts including Aztec, DataMatrix & PDF417
IDAutomation's unique 2D font packages include several font encoders
and graphic encoders in a single product. The fonts are all compatible
Universal 2D Font, which create several symbol types from a single
font. Developer Licenses for these packages are perpetual and royalty-free.
MICR & OCR Font Advantage Packages
The MICR fonts allow printing of numbers and codes to
create bank checks or drafts from blank check stock. The
OCR-A and OCR-B fonts are used for OCR applications requiring these
MICR E13B Fonts
- Used by banks in the USA and several other countries for MICR E-13B
MICR CMC7 Fonts
- Used by banks in France, Mexico and many Spanish speaking countries.
OCR-A and OCR-B
Fonts - A text font that is very easy for optical character
recognition systems to read.
- Used to securely print text, names and currency amounts on highly
Other Barcode Printing Options
Barcode fonts may not always be the best choice for an application.
label printing software
components that can create barcodes as images without fonts.
Learn more about barcode technology, read the
Barcoding for Beginners Tutorial for assistance in selecting the right barcode and product. - (PDF
IDAutomation offers several types of
and readers, as well as their own:
- IDAutomation offers a
39 Bar-Code Font for printing numeric barcodes.
- Download free evaluation versions of IDAutomation's
software products from the
Most are fully functional.
- Online Barcode Image Generator
Linear Java Barcode Servlet allows the creation and saving
of barcode images to the hard drive or imports them to other software
for free. These Webpages are also helpful for troubleshooting purposes.
IDAutomation also has the following 2D servlets online:
Font Piracy Notice
In many cases, other barcode fonts distributed as
"freeware" or fonts that are sold very cheap are illegal counterfeits.
Individuals and organizations may be held liable for using and/or
distributing these illegal software products. Learn more about
how to identify and report illegal counterfeit barcode fonts.
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