Extended Code 39 Barcode Fonts
Extended Code 39 Barcode Font Information
Extended Code 39 barcode fonts are provided with the IDAutomation Code 39 Barcode Font Advantage Package and begin with IDAutomationX. These fonts allow encoding of lower-case characters and some of the extended code 39 characters as they appear on the keyboard. Extended Code 39 fonts are not compatible with IDAutomation's font encoder automation tools, and the asterisk (*) must be used as the start and stop character. For extended characters to scan properly, the scanner must first be enabled to read extended code 39. These fonts are not part of the standard install, and therefore must be manually installed.
For example, to encode "ExtC39" with the IDAutomationX font, add asterisks to the beginning and ending of the data and change the font to one of the IDAutomationX fonts. The image below shows the resulting barcode in the preview area.
Encoding Returns and Tabs in Extended Code 39
To create a barcode that scans in 1234 and then a return function, !1234$M! would need to be entered as the data to encode. These may also be combined. For example: !12$I34$M! prints a barcode that scans 12, a tab, then 34 and a return. Refer to the Code 39 Full ASCII Chart for other codes. For the extended characters to scan properly, the scanner must be enabled to read Extended Code 39.
Extended Code 39 Barcodes with Standard Fonts
In addition to using the IDAutomationX fonts, lower-case and extended characters may also be encoded with standard Code-39 fonts by adding shift characters according to the Code 3 of 9 Full ASCII Chart may also be used.
The Symbol Encoded Fonts with the Barcode in the Space Character, which are included in this package are a set of specially encoded fonts to encode the space character without a substitution character. For example, *Barcode 39* encodes a space between Barcode and 39. In contrast, encoding the space character in the standard font requires the use of the underscore character, for example *Barcode_39*. After installation, these fonts are identified by the "Y" character in the font name, for example IDAutomationYXHC39S.
IDAutomationX Extended Font Character Set
The ExtC39 Character column lists the character in the IDAutomationX font. The Symbol Scans As column lists the character that the scanner will read in extended mode. The ASCII and Unicode columns designate the location in either ASCII or Unicode where the barcode symbol for the character resides.
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