2D Barcode Font
The IDAutomation Universal 2D Barcode Font is a single font that
generates two-dimensional barcodes from Aztec, DataMatrix, PDF417 and QR-Code
font and graphic encoders. TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and PCL LaserJet soft
fonts are provided in the
How To Use the Universal 2D Barcode Font
- Download and install the
Universal 2D Barcode Font.
- Download and install the font encoder of
choice listed below. These encoders are required to format data into a text
string that will generate a 2D symbol with the IDAutomation2D font.
Implementation instructions and examples are provided in the User Manual of
the corresponding Font and Encoder product.
- Assign the IDAutomation2D font for the newly encoded text string to
generate the barcode.
* This single, Universal 2D font generates Aztec, Data
Matrix, PDF417 and QR-Code barcodes. MaxiCode is created with a proprietary font
included in the
purchased version of the 2D Font Package.
2D Font Specifications
Several font versions and combinations are provided in the package:
- IDAutomation2D is the standard 2D font that should be used in
most implementations. The PDF417 N dimension of this font is set to 3.
- IDAutomation2D S is a smaller version with a ratio and spacing of
the glyphs designed to withstand multiple generations of degradation, such
as scanning, reprinting, faxing and when scanned from a phone or mobile
device. The smaller version also prints precisely to low resolution 203 and
300 dpi printers.
- IDAutomation2D XLS is a
TrueType only version for use
in Excel. This is the only font that will work properly in Excel. The X
dimension of this font is slightly larger than IDAutomation2D.
- IDAutomation2D XS is an extra small version designed to only be
used when the point size cannot be easily lowered to the desired size. This
font is 50% smaller than IDAutomation2D S.
- IDAutomation2D N5 fonts in the "PDF417 N=5" folder have the N
dimension of PDF417 set to 5.
- PDF417 Dimensions: When using PDF417 the X dimension of the
IDAutomation2D font is 1/2 of what is listed in the X Dimension Chart below,
which is about 12 MILS when printed at 8 points. The X dimension of the
IDAutomation2D N5 font is about 1/4 of what is listed in the X Dimension
Chart below, which is about .010" or 10 MILS when printed at 12 points.
X Dimension Chart (Actual results may
vary depending on the printer used)
IDAutomation 2D (Point Size)
2D Matrix X Dimension
IDAutomation 2D S
2D Matrix X Dimension
When using a printer with less than 600 DPI, use the "IDAutomation2D S" font
at the following
point sizes to create accurate symbols:
203 DPI Printer
|3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18
||2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18
Order the Universal 2D Font Package
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
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