Codabar Barcode FontCodabar is a barcode that is commonly used in blood banks and libraries applications. It supports 16 characters and uses the characters 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' as start and stop characters. This barcode is also sometimes called Rationalized Codabar or USS-Codabar.
Barcode Font Names and SizesConnectCode Codabar barcode supports up to seven different heights. These barcodes with seven different heights are provided in seven fonts with different names. The barcode names are appended with characters like "S1" or "S2" etc., with each one of them representing a different height. The list below illustrates the seven different fonts that is supplied for Codabar.
Codabar Character MappingsAll characters supported by the barcode are as shown below. All of them have a simple a direct mapping.
|Data Character||Barcode Font Character|
|'A'||'A' (Used as Start/Stop character)|
|'B'||'B' (Used as Start/Stop character)|
|'C'||'C' (Used as Start/Stop character)|
|'D'||'D' (Used as Start/Stop character)|
Using the Codabar barcode font
For example, to encode the data "123456", you can key in the following in your text editor and choose the Codabar barcode font.
Input (Using the Encoder or VB macros): A123456A
Manual Input: A123456A
In the above example, 'A' is used as both the Start and Stop character. The Start and Stop character need not be the same. For example, you can use 'A' as the Start character and 'B' as the Stop character.
For example, to encode the data "45346345", you can key in the following in your text editor and choose the Code 39 barcode font.
Input (Using the Encoder or VB macros): A45346345A
Manual Input: A45346345A
Calculation of Codabar Check Character
Not Applicable. The Codabar barcode does not make use of a check character.