|In many applications, the complete implementation of a
requires an encoder or
font tool. When the
encoder or tool cannot be utilized, several other options are available. This
document explores these options and provides possible solutions.
In the event a font tool or encoder cannot be utilized, the following may
offer a solution that allows use of the font:
- Populate a database, (or other source such as an Excel, XML or CSV file)
with the text output from an encoder or font tool that can be easily utilized,
such as the
VBA Macros in
Excel. After the data is converted, access the transformed text from the
target system and apply the font.
- Obtain the source code and incorporate the encoder in an application
directly. Source code is provided free with many font packages and others may
require an additional license. In many cases, the source code may be easily
converted to other programming languages. If the source code is converted into
IDAutomation. If a copy of the new source code and instructions are provided
to IDAutomation so that other customers can utilize it, a discount for the
license or free priority support may be provided.
The following may offer other solutions that do not use fonts:
- Employ one of IDAutomation's
instead of a font. Components are available for several operating systems and
reporting packages including Crystal Reports, Oracle, Java and Linux.
- If the application has the ability to request an image from a dynamic URL,
Barcode Generator Service, which returns a barcode image to the requesting
application. IDAutomation also offers a
Generator Service to individuals, small companies and non-profit
Font encoders are usually implemented to support the following types of