Thursday, February 10, 2011

Space Character Added To Code 39 Fonts

by Nate Schubert

In an effort to listen to and resolve the concerns of our customers, IDAutomation has recently updated it's Code 39 Barcode Font Advantage Package that allows encoding of the space bar character. Previously, encoding a space character could be accomplished by typing the = sign. While it's true that the update seems to just replace one key with another, the ability to encode a space character is not something that comes easily to the encoding process.

With this latest update, it is now possible to simply press the space bar and trust that that space character will encode with no additional effort on your part. While pressing the = sign may have been simple, the new release allows you to not have to remind yourself that the space bar is encoded differently and this should speed up the overall process of creating your own barcodes.

You can purchase a license to the IDAutomation Code 39 Fonts online if you do not currently own one. If you do currently own a license to this product, and your purchase is more than 30 days old, you may receive access to this latest version with the purchase of the one year Priority Support & Upgrade Subscription.


tob said...

Can HP Printer can be used to print bar code

Thank you, Inc. said...

Hi Tob,

You can definitely use an HP printer to print these Code 39 barcodes. These will essentially work with any printer, although you may be hard-pressed to get an accurate scan from a Code 39 bacode that was printed from a Dot-Matrix printer.

Anonymous said...

Does this 39 format allow you to incorporate a dash ( - ) into your bar code? I have read that a small number of other characters are allowed, but I cannot find out which ones those are., Inc. said...

The character set consists of barcode symbols representing uppercase letters, numbers, the space character and the following symbols: - . $ / + %. When it is necessary to encode additional characters, shift functions may be used to extend the character set according to ISO 646.