ConnectCode Barcode Fonts
ConnectCode Barcode Fonts, a fonts package proven in the industry over the last 15 years, includes over 100 barcode fonts to help businesses create high-quality barcodes. The created barcodes adhere strictly to the industry specifications and are used in retail packaging, logistic labels, pharmaceutical labels, manufacturing labels, business reports, Excel spreadsheets, mobile apps, software applications, and websites. Many Fortune 500 companies use this fonts package to help them passed their barcode verification tests and independent audits such as those by GS1. With over 100 barcode fonts, together with the label/auto-id industry's many requirements, it may seem daunting to use initially. Hence, we provide the following tutorial for a quick overview of using the barcode fonts with ease and confidence.
- Codabar - AIM-BC3-2000
- Code39 - ISO/IEC 16388
- Code39 Ascii - ISO/IEC 16388
- Code93 - AIM-BC5-2000
- Code128 (Auto/A/B/C) - ISO/IEC 15417:2007
- UCCEAN (GS1 128) - GS1 Standard
- I2of5 (Interleaved 2 of 5) - ISO/IEC 16390
- Industrial 2 of 5
- Modified Plessy
- EAN 13 (European Article Numbering) - ISO/IEC 15420
- EAN 8 - ISO/IEC 15420
- UPCA (Universal Product Code) - ISO/IEC 15420
- UPCE - ISO/IEC 15420
- GS1 Databar 14/Truncated/Limited/Expanded - ISO/IEC 24724:2006
Quick Overview of the Barcode Fonts
Multiple Barcode Fonts Height
Each barcode comes with multiple barcode fonts of different heights. For example, the Code 128 barcode comes with the following set of barcode fonts.
- CCode128_S1: a barcode font with the smallest height.
- CCode128_S3: Default
- CCode128_S4: a barcode font with a height between S1 and S7.
- CCode128_S7: a barcode font with the largest height.
Shared Barcode Fonts
Different barcodes may use the same barcode fonts. For example, the Code 128 Auto, Code 128 A, Code 128 B, Code 128 C, and GS1-128 (UCCEAN) barcodes all use the same set of barcode fonts as described in the section above. The underlying symbology for these barcodes is the same.
The UPCA, UPCE, EAN13, EAN8, EXT2, and EXT5 barcodes also use the same set of fonts shown below.
- CCodeUPCEAN_S3: Default
Extended Style Barcodes
Most barcodes are displayed with an optional human-readable text right below the barcode. This text is sometimes also known as the interpretation line. In most cases, Barcode & Label or the Font Encoder automatically generates the Human Readable Text. For some barcodes such as UPCA, EAN13, EAN8, and UPCE, the text can be placed uniquely in a format known as Extended Style. This is shown shown below.
ConnectCode Barcode Fonts contains barcode fonts designed specifically for Extended Style barcodes. We strongly recommend using these industry-proven Extended Style barcode fonts.
- CCodeUPCEAN_HRBS3: Default
Frequently Asked Questions
I am new to barcodes, but I need to use them in my company; which barcode do I use?
We recommend the Code 128 Auto barcode. This barcode supports the full ASCII set and is highly optimized, which means you can pack more data into a barcode within the same amount of space. It is also a popular and well-known barcode supported by a wide variety of barcode printers and scanners.
I am getting an extra digit in my barcode. How do I turn it off?
This is the check digit/character of the barcode. For some barcodes, this character is optional and can be turned off.
If you are using the Barcode & Label (or the Font Encoder), uncheck the Check Digit option. If the option is grey out, the specific barcode does not support check character, or the check character is mandatory under industry specifications.
I am unable to scan the barcode I created. What can I do besides contact you?
Create your barcode with a Font Size of 32 (except for fixed-size barcodes like POSTNET). This is the size that the barcode will be scannable on almost all scanners even when the barcode is printed on a low-resolution printer. After testing the barcode with font size 32, reduce the size incrementally to meet your label's size requirements.
Human Readable Text of Barcodes
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