Data Matrix 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.

Easily add high-density GS1-DataMatrix and Data Matrix barcodes to applications that support TrueType, PostScript, OpenType or PCL fonts with this font package.

  • Generate 2D Data Matrix barcodes, including GS1-DataMatrix, ECC200, and UID markings, with fonts and font encoder tools.
  • Complies with ECC200, DOD UID, UDI, ANSI/AIM C11, ISO/IEC 16022, ISO/IEC 15434, GS1-DataMatrix, MIL-STD-130 and other specifications that require Data Matrix.
  • Easily integrates with Crystal Reports®, Microsoft Access®, Word mail merge, Excel, SSRS, OpenOffice, .NET, C++, Java, JavaScript, Microsoft Visual Studio®, VBA and others.
  • Includes a Font Encoder Software Application to easily paste barcodes into applications and export XML files.
  • Supports encoding of Functions, such as Tab, Return, Escape and others, allowing scanned data to output to a variety of fields rather than just one.
  • Multiple font types are included in the package, such as Digitally Signed TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and PCL fonts.
  • Data Matrix fonts require special formatting so that the data-to-encode will create a readable barcode when the font is applied to it. Font encoders and graphic encoders are provided to complete this encoding process automatically.
  • With a purchase of the Developer License or above:
    • .NET Standard 2.0 & .NET Core 2.0 source code in C# and VB.NET with examples and assembly.
    • Web Fonts are included in WOFF, EOT and SVG formats to display barcodes in any web browser.
    • A silent installation executable is included with source set up to create custom installations.
    • Additional native font encoders are provided for SSRS, C++, FileMaker Pro, JavaScript, VBA, Java and .NET.

User Manual Encoder App DataMatrix 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 GS1-DataMatrix Font and Encoder User Manual 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.

Data Matrix Font and Encoder Overview

Data Matrix is a popular 2D barcode symbology that is capable of encoding much larger quantities of data than standard linear barcodes. The symbology evaluation reveals that in many cases, Data Matrix is more efficient and compact than other 2D symbologies such as PDF417 and QR-Code. The data encoded in a Data Matrix barcode may include text letters, numbers and actual bytes of data such as extended characters, Unicode characters and even small images. IDAutomation recommends restricting the data encoded into each symbol due to the fact that many 2D barcode scanners have difficulty reading barcodes that contain more than approximately 800 characters of data.

User Manual Encoder App DataMatrix FAQ Download Demo

To print Data Matrix as a font, the data-to-encode must first be formatted with a Data Matrix font encoder, which will return a text string that, when combined with the Data Matrix 2D Font, will create an accurate Data Matrix symbol. For example, sending the text of "IDAUTOMATION DataMatrix Font and Encoder" through the encoder returns the string of characters as depicted below on the left. An accurate Data Matrix barcode is generated with the appropriate font is applied to that text string.

The text string returned from the Data Matrix Encoder. This Data Matrix barcode displays when applying the font to the text string.
Data Matrix barcode example

In addition to the advantages mentioned above, the following features are provided within this package:

  • Compatible with the Barcode Add-In for Word and Excel, VBA and Word mail-merge for Windows and Mac systems.
  • Custom Function Encoding allows easy encoding of tabs and returns between fields in a single Data Matrix barcode symbol.
  • Automatic Square-Symbol Size Selection from 10 x 10 to 144 x 144.
  • Rectangular Symbol Support from 8 x 18 to 16 x 48.
  • Supports Encoding Modes BASE256, C40, TEXT, ASCII and GS1-DataMatrix within ASCII encoding.
  • COM DLL was created in C++ ATL and has no dependencies.
  • Java Class Library is compatible with JDK 1.4 and above.
  • Additional GS1-DataMatrix support is provided in the Suite version of this product to automatically format the HRI (Human Readable Interpretation) and is provided as VBA, Crystal Reports VB and JavaScript code with examples.
  • All font encoders provided are compatible with the Universal 2D Fonts, which create several barcode types from a single font.
  • The 2D XLS Font for Excel is compatible with the font encoding routines of this product and easily generates multiple symbols within large columns or rows of spreadsheets.
  • 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.

Font and Encoder Package Features Comparison

IDAutomation provides multiple Data Matrix Font and Encoder packages to fit a variety of application environments. Additional implementations are provided in the Data Matrix Font and Encoder User Manual.

Data Matrix Font Encoders Font and Encoder User Suite Font and Encoder Developer Suite
ActiveX COM DLL Window Compatible Window Compatible
Crystal Reports UFL Font Formula
32 bit Crystal runtime version only
Window Compatible Window Compatible
FileMaker Pro Plugin Window Compatible (32 & 64 bit)
Mac Compatible (32 bit)
Window Compatible (32 & 64 bit)
Mac Compatible (32 bit)
FileMaker Font Encoder Object Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible (32 & 64 bit) Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible (32 & 64 bit)
Native VB Module for Excel and Access Window Compatible Window Compatible
Native Open Office VB Macro Window Compatible Mac Compatible Window Compatible Mac Compatible
Native Crystal Reports Formula
32 and 64 bit version of Crystal
Window Compatible Window Compatible

 .NET Standard 2.0 & .NET Core 2.0 source code in C# and VB.NET with assembly.


Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible android compatible
.NET Windows Forms Control & DLL   Window Compatible
.NET Assembly   Window Compatible
Native JavaScript Font Encoder   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible android compatible
Java Class Library Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible
C++ .H Header File   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible
SSRS Font Encoder   Window Compatible
Additional GS1-DataMatrix HRI support   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible
Data Matrix Graphic Encoders Font and Encoder User Suite Font and Encoder Developer Suite
ActiveX Control Window Compatible Window Compatible
Signed ActiveX CAB File Window Compatible Window Compatible
 .NET Standard 2.0 & .NET Core 2.0 source code in C# and VB.NET to generate BMP, SVG, EPS and HTML images

Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible android compatible
.NET Forms Control   Window Compatible
ASP.NET Web Server Control   Window Compatible
Java Applet and Servlet   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatibleandroid compatible

The complete source code for any single compiled encoder, such as the ASP.NET Web Server Control, for example, may be provided by request after the purchase of an Unlimited Developer License of the Font and Encoder Suite.

Multiple Encoders Provided

Multiple encoders provide more options for integrating Data Matrix barcoding into application. Using an encoder is necessary because of the complexity of the 2D Data Matrix symbology. IDAutomation provides both font and graphic encoders in the package.

The accompanying chart summarizes how font and graphic encoders work to generate accurate Data Matrix barcodes.

Font Encoder
Data Sent To Encoder Text String Returned Text String with Font Applied
Created with the IDAutomation DataMatrix Barcode Font and Encoder A text string is retrieved from the encoder Data Matrix Barcode Generated by Applying Font to Special Text String
Graphic Encoder
Data Sent To Encoder Image Returned Image Displayed
Created with the IDAutomation DataMatrix Barcode Font and Encoder The image is retrieved from the encoder and prepared for display or printing Data Matrix Barcode Generated with a Graphic Encoder
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Average rating 9.3 out of 10 ( based on 8 reviews )

2D Data Matrix for Labels - Very Easy

Review by Rachel on 2/11/2019

Staff was extremely helpful. They answered very quickly and was correct.

Works Perfect

Review by Ratnam on 6/9/2018

I use it at clients to create QR Codes with Crystal Reports from ERP systems.

Works Wonderfully

Review by Mike on 5/11/2017

The product works wonderfully, but the web site is a nightmare to use. Install and configuration directions are convoluted and not step-by-step. Each time I have installed/configured the product, I have to keep my fingers crossed that I installed the right files - the directions just are not clean and do not provide confidence in the process. BUT, when it works - it is great!!!!

It Works Perfectly

Review by David on 6/4/2015

We use it with crystal reports to generate reports on our ERP.

Works Perfectly

Review by John on 6/26/2014

I had integrated this into our production by now. It is working well and with a few VBA macros and mail merge it works perfectly. My only point would be that this is a shame that I didn't find a way to use it only using Excel cause of the line space problem... By the way, it is more microsoft's fault than yours!

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