DataBar & DataBar Truncated Generation
The DataBar barcode specification is used in IDAutomation Barcode Fonts,
Components and Applications
to create a DataBar or DataBar Truncated Barcode, which encodes the
14-digit GTIN. If less than 14 digits are in the
zeros are appended to the beginning of the number. If additional data
needs to be encoded such as expiration date, package weight or serial
number, consider using the
GS1 DataBar Expanded symbology. The height of a DataBar symbol is 34x (34
times the X dimension) while
DataBar Truncated uses the same symbol with the bars shortened
- Using DataBar Barcode
Fonts with a feature level 9 or greater
returns text formatted to DataBar 34 specifications. A
DataBar Truncated barcode may also be created with this
option by choosing the DataBar 13 font since the encoding of each is the same.
- Using the DataBar or DataBar Truncated option in
will produce a readable barcode image.
Fig. 1. DataBar (34x) barcode encoding "20012345678909".
Fig. 2. DataBar Truncated (13x) barcode encoding "20012345678909".
The above DataBar and DataBar Truncated barcodes were created with the
DataBar Barcode Image
Generator at 96 DPI.
These DataBar and DataBar Truncated barcodes are easily read and verified with the
IDAutomation USB Barcode Scanner with DataBar.