Self-checking barcode fonts, such as Codabar and Code 39, only require an asterisk * before and after the data-to-encode, while all other barcode fonts require more advanced formatting to create a correct barcode symbol. IDAutomation offers several font encoders that allow for easy integration of barcode fonts in a variety of applications and development environments. These encoders may be used royalty-free if a license for one of IDAutomation's barcode fonts has been purchased. In the case of one-off barcode generation, consider the free Online Barcode Font Encoder, which will return an encoded text string that may be pasted into your application where the font can be applied to it.

Developer Licensed Font Encoders

Buy LicenseThe following font encoders are for developers and are provided with any Developer License. Demo download links are provided for some font encoders in order to evaluate the functionality of the product while others are only supplied with a license purchase. IDAutomation offers an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee on all software licenses.

Font Encoder

OS Compatible

Download Link

Feature Level

.NET Assembly DLL for .NET Framework Windows Compatible Download Now 10
.NET Standard & .NET Core Source Code with Assembly
Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Linux/Unix Compatible
Download Now9
Android Barcode Font Encoder Android Compatible Download Now 9
ANSI C Code Windows Compatible Supplied with Purchase 9
C# Barcode Library Windows Compatible Supplied with Purchase 2
C++ Header File Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Linux/Unix Compatible Supplied with Purchase 9
Java Class Library Barcode Font Encoder and Source Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Linux/Unix Compatible Download Demo 9
JavaScript Font and Encoder Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Linux/Unix Compatible Supplied with Purchase 9
Microsoft SQL Server TSQL Barcode Formulas Windows Compatible Supplied with Purchase D
Oracle Reports PL/SQL Barcode Library with Source Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Linux/Unix Compatible Supplied with Purchase 3
SSRS Barcode Font Encoder Windows Compatible Supplied with Purchase 9
Visual Basic .vb Module for Visual Studio .NET Windows Compatible Supplied with Purchase 10
Visual Basic 6 .bas Module Windows Compatible Supplied with Purchase 10
XCode Project for iOS Mac Compatible Download Now 1

User Licensed Font Encoders

The following font encoders are for end-users, report designers or technical users. These encoders may be used with all license purchases and may downloaded from the link provided.

Font Encoder

OS Compatible

Download Link

Feature Level

4D 4th Dimension Mac Compatible Download Now 1
AppleScript for Mac Mac Compatible Supplied with Purchase of any License 8
AppleWorks Barcode Source Code Mac Compatible Download Now 1
Check Digit Calculator and Font Encoder Windows Compatible Download Now 6
Crystal Reports Barcode Font Encoder Formulas Windows Compatible Supplied with Purchase of any License 5
Crystal Reports Barcode UFL Windows Compatible Download Now  10
COM-Based Windows Barcode ActiveX DLL Windows Compatible Download Now 10
Native Barcode Font Encoder DLL for Windows Windows Compatible Download Now 9
Excel Barcode Add-In for Windows | Mac Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Download Now 10
FileMaker Custom Functions for Window | Mac | FileMaker Go Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Download Now 8
FileMaker Barcode Plug-In for Windows | Mac Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Download Now 8
Font Encoder Software Application
(Includes GUI and Command Line Options)
Windows Compatible Download Now 10
IBM NotesMail Barcode Font Tutorial Windows Compatible Download Now 6
Intuit QuickBooks Barcode Tutorial Windows Compatible Download Now 1
iWork Numbers Barcode Tutorial for Mac Mac Compatible Download Now 1
LotusScript Applications Barcode Font Tutorial Windows Compatible Download Now 6
Microsoft Reporting Services | SSRS Windows Compatible Download Now 5
Microsoft Office Macros & VBA for Excel | Access
(Includes VBA for Windows and Mac)
Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Download Now 10
Online Barcode Font Encoder
(Encodes Individual Barcode Data)
Windows Compatible Mac CompatibleLinux/Unix Compatible Download Now 10
Omnis 4GL Source Code Windows Compatible Download Now 1
OpenOffice Barcode Font Tutorial Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Linux/Unix Compatible Download Now 6
PowerBuilder Source Code Windows Compatible Download Now 1
Source Code for PowerBuilder, VB, Java, C, FoxPro, Oracle & More Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Linux/Unix Compatible Download Now M
StarOffice Barcode Add-In DLL & Tutorial Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Linux/Unix Compatible Download Now 2
Source Code for Conversion to Other Languages Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Linux/Unix Compatible Download Now 6
Visual FoxPro Barcode Source Code Windows Compatible Download Now 4
Word Barcode Add-In for Windows | Mac - Discontinued Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Download Now 10
IDAutomation also offers barcode image generators, barcode label software and other components that generate barcodes without using fonts.