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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 & 10, 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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Details of the MSI Plessey Font Package

Encoding Tools Provided:

Font Encoder Tools are available for easy MSI font integration into a variety of applications including:

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

Multiple Versions Provided:

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.

Multiple Formats Provided:
  • 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 OS X 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.
Included with the purchase of a Developer License:
  • The Developer License grants the right to convert IDAutomation fonts to other formats as necessary including TrueDoc and OpenType.
  • Embeddable Functionality allows the MSI fonts provided with the Developer License to enable embedding into Word documents, PDFs and other files that support embedding.

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 automatic registration and lifetime Level 1 support and include one incident of Level 2 support for a period of 60 days. Level 2 support and upgrades may be provided beyond 60 days if the Level 2 Support and Upgrade Subscription is purchased when making the order.

License Summary Single User License Developer License Developer License 5 Developer License Unlimited Developer License
Limited use of the software for (1) user. Limited use of the software for (1) user Limited use of the software for (1) user Limited use of the software for (1) user Limited use of the software for (1) user Limited use of the software for (1) user
End-user font encoders. End-user font encoders End-user font encoders End-user font encoders End-user font encoders End-user font encoders
Silent installer with source.   Silent installer with source Silent installer with source Silent installer with source Silent installer with source
Source code provision and license transfers.   Source code provision and license transfers. Source code provision and license transfers. Source code provision and license transfers. Source code provision and license transfers.
All users at a single site within a single Organization.   All users at a single site within a single Organization.     All users at a single site within a single Organization.
Internal and external distribution rights.     Internal and external distribution rights. Internal and external distribution rights. Internal and external distribution rights.
Web fonts provided.     Web fonts provided. Web fonts provided. Web fonts provided.
Developer licensed font encoders and source code.     Developer licensed font encoders and source code. Developer licensed font encoders and source code. Developer licensed font encoders and source code.
Modification, conversion and embedding.     Modification, conversion and embedding. Modification, conversion and embedding. Modification, conversion and embedding.
Allows use for up to (1) developer and 10K users.     Allows use for up to (1) developer and 10K users. Allows use for up to (1) developer and 10K users. Allows use for up to (1) developer and 10K users.
Up to (5) developers and 20K users.       Up to (5) developers and 20K users. Up to (5) developers and 20K users.
Unlimited number of developers and users.         Unlimited number of developers and users.
Unlimited indemnification and liability.         Unlimited indemnification and liability.
Ownership of derivative works.         Ownership of derivative works.
Royalty free distribution rights.         Royalty free distribution rights.
Complete source code provided by request.         Complete source code provided by request.
Software Options Part Number Single User License Developer License Developer License 5 Developer License Unlimited Developer License
MSI Plessey Barcode Font Package
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Multiple User Licenses are also available in various quantities. Discounts of 50% for Small and 25% for Mid-Size Companies are available on Developer and above license options. Qualifying Applicants must complete and submit the appropriate Small or Mid-Size Company Agreement prior to purchase.

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