DotCode Font and Encoder Suite

Price: $0.00
  • SKUIDA177

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.

  • Generate and print high-quality DotCode Barcodes with the IDAutomation 2D Universal Font.
  • Supports the latest AIM ISS DotCode Rev 4 and all GS1 Application Identifiers.
  • Adjustable quiet zone, row, column, and size ratio settings.
  • Easily integrates with Crystal Reports, SSRS Reporting Services, Microsoft Access, Word mail merge, Excel, .NET, Java, and others.
  • Includes an Excel Font Encoder App to easily paste barcodes from Windows or Mac.
  • Optionally generates DotCode symbols with a standard system font.
  • Multiple high-speed font types are included in the package, including Digitally Signed TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and PCL fonts.
  • Included 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.
    • Source code and native font encoders for Crystal Reports, VB, SSRS and .NET.
    • A silent installation executable with source setup to create custom installations.
    • WOFF, EOT and SVG Web fonts.

NOTE: The DotCode font requires a font encoder to format the data appropriately. Some font encoders for this product are currently in development. Any Developer License purchase of this product will expedite the development of at least 1 font encoder with an ETA of 5-10 business days. Encoders available now with purchase include .NET Core, .NET Standard, SSRS, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access, VBA, Excel, Word mail merge and the Excel Font Encoder app for Windows and Mac. Encoders in development include JavaScript, FileMaker & Java.

Download Demo User Manual

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 DotCode 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.

DotCode is a two-dimensional (2-D) matrix symbology that is composed of dots that are arranged in a specified rectangular array. Released in 2009, DotCode was designed for use with high-speed industrial printers, where printing accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Because it does not require the use of continuous lines or precise spacing, it is often used in high-efficiency production environments.

User Manual  Download Demo 

IDAutomation DotCode products are compliant with the AIM specification Rev. 4.00 2019 and GS1 General Specifications v20 2020. To print DotCode as a font, the data must first be formatted with a font encoder, which will return a text string that, when combined with the IDAutomation 2D Font, will create an accurate DotCode symbol. The font encoders provided by IDAutomation include the unique ability to generate the symbol from the IDAutomation2D font or common system font such as Courier New.

Some of the unique characteristics of DotCode include a highly adjustable size ratio and a dot pattern which enables high-speed printing and scanning where other barcodes might be problematic.

Feature Comparison

The features chart below lists the encoders provided within each package.

DotCode Font Encoders User Suite Developer Suite
Access VBA Window Compatible  Window Compatible 
Crystal Reports Window Compatible Window Compatible
Excel Font Encoder App 
Window Compatible Mac Compatible Window Compatible Mac Compatible
Word Mail Merge with Excel VBA Window Compatible Mac Compatible Window Compatible Mac Compatible
FileMaker Pro Font Encoder Object (In Development) Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible
Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible
.NET Standard 2.0 & .NET Core 2.0 source code 
in C# and VB.NET with assembly DLL.

Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible
JavaScript Font Encoder (In Development)   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible iOS compatible
Java Class Library (In Development)   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible
C++ Header .h File (In Development)   Window Compatible Mac Compatible Linux Compatible 
SSRS Font Encoder   Window Compatible
Graphic Encoders User Suite Developer Suite
.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
.NET Windows Forms Control (In Development)   Window Compatible
Write a Review