Aztec Font and Encoder Suite

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License and Usage Rights Chart

All 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.

Add Aztec barcode capability to applications that support TrueType, PostScript, OpenType or PCL fonts with this high-quality Aztec font package that uses IDAutomation Vertical Interleaved Technology™, which allows increased throughput and printing at small X dimensions.

  • Generates 2D Aztec matrix barcode symbols from a font.
  • Easily integrates with Crystal Reports, Microsoft® Access® and Microsoft® Word mail-merge versions 2003 thru 2010.
  • Compatible with both 32 and 64 bit systems, including Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 8.
  • Supports multiple development environments including VB 6, C# and .NET.
  • Available encoders include a Java Class Library, Microsoft® Windows® DLL, Crystal UFL and .NET Assembly.
  • Uses IDAutomation Vertical Interleaved Technology® with the IDAutomation2D font.
  • Multiple font types are included in the package, such as Digitally Signed TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and PCL fonts.
  • 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.
  • The Aztec Fonts require special formatting so that the data, when the barcode font is applied, will be scannable. Font encoders and graphic encoders are provided to complete this automatically.
  • Royalty-Free Developer Licenses are available.

User Manual Encoder App Aztec FAQ Download Demo

Before ordering:

  • Refer to Section 1 of the License Agreement to determine the correct license needed and the chart below to see what is included with each license.
  • All 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.
  • Refer to the Aztec Font and Encoder Tutorial for tutorials and implementation suggestions.
  • Purchase risk-free; this product is provided with a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee.
  • An evaluation version is also available by download for testing purposes. The evaluation version must be removed before installing the purchased version.
  • The applicable Small or Mid-Size Company Agreement must be completed first in order to receive the discount code.

Aztec Barcode Overview

The IDAutomation Aztec Barcode Font and Encoder is a collection of components that generate Aztec barcode symbols with fonts and graphics.

User Manual Encoder App Aztec FAQ Download Demo

Aztec is an area-efficient two-dimensional (2D) barcode symbology capable of encoding large amounts of data. The data encoded may include alphabetic characters, numbers, text and actual bytes of data, including extended types, Unicode characters, and small pictures. IDAutomation recommends limiting the data encoded in each symbol to 800 characters or less if possible because many barcode scanners do not decode large symbols.

The encoding and decoding process of the Aztec symbology is very complex. To print Aztec barcodes as a font, the encoded data must first be formatted with one of IDAutomation's Aztec Font Encoders. The encoder will return a text string, that when combined with the 2D font, will create a proper Aztec symbol. The example in Figure 1 encodes the text of "IDAUTOMATION Aztec Font and Encoder".

Figure 1.  Example of the 2-step process used to create Aztec symbols from a font.

Step 1: The "matrix" of characters is obtained from any of the Aztec Font Encoders: Step 2: The Aztec symbol is created by applying the 2D font to the matrix of characters:
Aztec barcode example

Aztec Barcode Features

In addition to the advantages mentioned above, the following features are provided in this barcode font package:

  • The advanced Aztec font uses IDAutomation Vertical Interleaved Technology™, which allows increased throughput and printing at small X dimensions. For example, the IDAutomation SC7USB 2D Imager scans symbols printed with IDAutomation's Aztec barcode font as small as 3 points, which is an X dimension of .025CM or 10 mils.
  • Compatible with Crystal Reports 9 and above.
  • Custom tilde functions allow easy methods to encode tab and returns between fields in a single symbol.
  • The COM DLL was created in C++ ATL and has no dependencies.
  • The source code for any single encoder may be provided with the purchase of the Unlimited Developer License and a signed source code license agreement.
  • 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.

Multiple Encoders Provided

Feature Comparison of Encoders Provided:

Multiple encoders provide more options for application integration. It is necessary to use an encoder because of the complexity of the symbols. IDAutomation provides both font encoders and graphic encoders in these packages. Font encoders return a text string, that when printed or displayed with the Aztec barcode font, create the Aztec symbol, as demonstrated in the Aztec Encoder Tutorial. The feature chart below lists the encoders provided with the software packages.

Font Encoders: User Suite Developer Suite
Windows® COM DLL Window Compatible Window Compatible
Crystal Reports UFL Window Compatible Window Compatible
.NET DLL   Window Compatible
Java Class Library   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible
Graphic Encoders: User Suite Developer Suite
ActiveX Control Window Compatible Window Compatible
Signed ActiveX CAB File Window Compatible Window Compatible
.NET Forms Control   Window Compatible
ASP.NET Web Server Control   Window Compatible
Java Applet and Servlet   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible

* The .NET DLL, Java Class Library, .NET Forms Control, ASP.NET Web Server Control and Java Applet & Servlet encoders require a Developer License.

Additional features and implementation tutorials are provided in the User Manual. If it is necessary to verify printed symbols, consider purchasing the IDAutomation SC7USB 2D Imager.

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