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MSI Plessey Barcode Fonts

  • MSI Plessey Barcode Font Advantage PackageGenerates MSI barcodes, also known as MSI Code or Pulse Width Modulated barcodes, with fonts in a variety of operating environments and applications.
  • Developers may embed these fonts into document types that support embedding, such as Microsoft® Word or Adobe PDF documents.
  • Easy integration with 32 and 64-bit operating systems such as Windows® 7 & 8, Mac, Linux and UNIX, and many applications including Excel, Word, Access, .NET, VB and Java.
  • 8 font versions in TrueType, Open Type, PCL and PostScript formats to support different height requirements, and human readable MSI barcodes.
  • With a purchase of the Developer License or above, Web Fonts are included in WOFF, EOT and SVG formats to easily display barcodes in any web browser.
  • All Plessey barcodes require special formatting so that the data, when the barcode font is applied, will be scannable. Over 30 royalty free font encoders, macros and plug-ins are provided to complete this automatically.
  • Single and Multi-User Licenses start from $99 with Royalty-Free Developer Licenses from $295.
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MSI Plessey Barcode Fonts Overview

Order the MSI Plessey Barcode Font Advantage PackageThe MSI Plessey barcode symbology was designed in the 1970s by the Plessey Company in England, and has practiced primarily in libraries and retail applications. The Plessey barcode character set consists of barcode symbols representing the numbers 0-9, the start character and the stop character. In the MSI font, the parentheses are used for start and stop characters.

Generating MSI barcodes from a font may be difficult without using IDAutomation's font encoder tools, which can automatically generate start and stop characters and check digit required, thus eliminating the need for complicated manual calculations.

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MSI Plessey Font Features

Details of the MSI Plessey Barcode Font Advantage Package are as follows:

Purchase of the MSI Plessey Fonts Allows Free Use of Our Font Encoder Tools

  • Font Encoder Tools are available for easy MSI font integration into a variety of applications including:
  • 4 MSI Font Versions are provided to support different height-width requirements because MSI barcode fonts are scalable and should be printed at the correct font size to suit both application and scanner equipment. The MSI font is designed to be printed from 6 to 18 points.
  • Embeddable Functionality allows the MSI fonts provided with the Developer License to enable embedding into Word documents, PDFs and other files that support embedding.
  • Multiple Formats are provided with a license for this font, the customer will receive all versions in a single ZIP file. The manual is supplied in a file named "readme" in the ZIP file. The following typefaces are included:
    • TrueType fonts are supplied in PC and Mac format. The TrueType TTF fonts are compatible with Mac OS-X and all versions of Microsoft Windows, including Pocket PC. Mac formatted MTT TrueType fonts are compatible with Macintosh System 7.1 and above.
    • OpenType OTF fonts with PostScript outlines are provided. These are compatible with Windows, Mac OSX and other systems supporting the OpenType format.
    • PostScript Type 1 fonts are supplied in binary, ASCII and Mac Classic MacBinary versions.
    • Also included in this package are PCL LaserJet soft fonts in 5, 7.4, 9.8, 12.2 and 17 points.
    • The Developer License grants the right to convert IDAutomation fonts to other formats as necessary including TrueDoc and OpenType.

MSI Barcode Font Specifications

8 versions of MSI Plessey barcode fonts are provided to support different requirements. Fonts with the letter H in the file name are human-readable versions, and the package also includes fonts to support different height-width requirements. The last characters in the file name determine the height of the barcode, with the shortest being "XS" and the tallest being "L." Because each font can be printed at various point sizes, there are several height/width combinations that can be produced.

Purchased Font Name Evaluation Font Name* Font Height at 12pts*
MSI Plessey Fonts (no text below barcode)
IDAutomationMSIXS IDAutomationSMSIXS  1/4" (.25") or .6 cm
IDAutomationMSIS IDAutomationSMSIS  1/2" (.5") or 1.2 cm
IDAutomationMSIM IDAutomationSMSIM  1" or 2.5 cm
IDAutomationMSIL IDAutomationSMSIL  1 1/4" (1.25") or 3.1 cm
MSI Plessey Fonts (text below barcode)
IDAutomationHMSIXS IDAutomationSHMSIXS  1/4" (.25") or .6 cm
IDAutomationHMSIS IDAutomationSHMSIS  1/2" (.5") or 1.2 cm
IDAutomationHMSIM IDAutomationSHMSIM  1" or 2.5 cm
IDAutomationHMSIL IDAutomationSHMSIL  1 1/4" (1.25") or 3.1 cm
* Measurements are approximate and were measured when printed at 12 points, which should work for most scanners. Measurements for Human Readable fonts do not include the text below.

To print at a different height, find the font that has the height closest to what is needed and use this formula to find the point size in which to print the font in order to achieve that height:
 
12 * (height wanted) / (height at 12 points) = (point size converted to integer)

For example, using IDAutomationMSIS at a height of .75" tall, print it at 18 points because:
12 * .75 / .5 = 18

IDAutomation also offers the Universal Barcode Font Advantage™, designed to support most linear barcodes as a single font on multiple operating systems and locales. This Universal Font can provide wide to narrow ratios of 2:1, 2.5:1 and 3:1.

How To Calculate an MSI Barcode Check Digit

IDAutomation provides a variety of font encoder tools that automatically format the data-to-encode into a text string that will produce an accurate barcode when combined with the appropriate font. In some instances where a font encoder cannot be used, manual check-digit calculation may be necessary. This can be achieved with the following steps:

  1. In this example, the data to be encoded is 173946. Starting from the right side of the number (the units position), collect all of the odd position digits (i.e. digits 6, 9, 7, etc.) and create a new number leaving the digits in their original left to right order. The new number would be 796.
  2. Multiply the new number by 2. (796 x 2 = 1592)
  3. Add the digits of the number created in Step 2. (1 + 5 + 9 + 2 = 17)
  4. Starting from the right side of the number (the units position), collect all of the even position digits (i.e. digits 4, 3, 1, etc.) and create a new number leaving the digits in their original left to right order. The new number would be 134.
  5. Add the digits of the number created in Step 4. (1 + 3 + 4 = 8)
  6. Add the sums obtained in step 3 and 5. (17 + 8 = 25)
  7. Determine the smallest number, when added to the result of Step 6 (25), which will produce a multiple of 10. This value is the remainder when dividing the result of Step 6 (25) by 10. 25 divided by 10 = 2 with a remainder of 5. Thus, the check digit is 5.
MSI Font Names Prior to July, 2003

The last character in the MSI Plessey barcode font file name determines the height of the barcode with the shortest being A and the tallest being D.

Purchased Font Name Evaluation Font Name* Font Height at 12pts*
MSI Plessey Fonts (no text below barcode)
ADVMSIA SMSIA  1/4" (.25") or .6 cm
ADVMSIB SMSIB  1/2" (.5") or 1.2 cm
ADVMSIC SMSIC  1" or 2.5 cm
ADVMSID SMSID  1 1/4" (1.25") or 3.1 cm
MSI Plessey Fonts (text below barcode)
MSIHRA SMSIHRA  1/4" (.25") or .6 cm
MSIHRB SMSIHRB  1/2" (.5") or 1.2 cm
MSIHRC SMSIHRC  1" or 2.5 cm
MSIHRD SMSIHRD  1 1/4" (1.25") or 3.1 cm
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Download The MSI Barcode Font Package Immediately After DownloadAll orders include a complimentary 30-day Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription. Support and upgrades may be provided beyond 30 days with the purchase of a Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription that correlates with the original product ordered.

License Options (Select the appropriate for details)

  • The Developer License allows one (1) developer royalty-free distribution up to 10,000 user licenses.
  • The 5 Developer License grants the rights of the Developer License for up to five (5) developers and 20,000 user licenses.
  • The Unlimited Developer License grants the rights of the Developer License for an unlimited number of developers and an unlimited number of user licenses.
  • Highly discounted Small and Mid-Size Company Developer Licenses grant the rights of the Developer License to qualifying organizations.
  • The Site License allows unlimited use at a single site within a single organization, but disallows rights for development or distribution.
  • The Single User License allows use of the Software for one (1) user in your organization. However, if the Software is used in connection with a high speed printer that prints over 55 pages per minute or a system (including all hardware, printer and software) having a cost totaling over $50,000 USD or equivalent in a foreign currency, a Developer License is required. Multiple User Licenses are also available in various quantities.
  Single User License Small Company Developer License Developer License Developer License 5 Developer License Unlimited Developer License
MSI Plessey Fonts Package $99 $295* $490 $590 $1180 $1770
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