Supported Barcode Symbols - Comparison Chart

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The Black Ice Barcode SDK/ActiveX toolkits are robust and efficient libraries of 1D and 2D barcoding functions, such as reading/decoding, writing/encoding, searching barcodes, and detecting barcode orientation. The Black Ice Barcode SDK/ActiveX toolkits are written to be image toolkit independent, and can be used with any Black Ice imaging toolkit, such as the TIFF SDK/ActiveX , the Image SDK/ActiveX , or the Document Imaging SDK/ActiveX They can also be used with any third party imaging platform.

The Black Ice Barcode SDK/ActiveX toolkits support the following Barcode standards:

Barcode

Type

Supported Characters

Length

EAN 13

Linear

Numbers

12 data digits and 1 check digit; 2 or 5 digit supplement optional

EAN 8

Linear

Numbers

 

UPC-A

Linear

Numbers

11 data digits and 1 check digit; 2 or 5 digit supplemental optional

UPC-E  

Linear

Numbers

 

Code 11

Linear

Numbers

Variable

Interleaved 2 from 5

Linear

Numbers

Variable

Industrial 2 from 5

Linear

Numbers

Variable

Codabar

Linear

Numbers
Symbols: - : . $ / +
Start/Stop Characters: A, B, C, D, E, *, N, or T

Variable

Plessy

Linear

Numbers

Variable

Code 3 of 9

Linear

Uppercase letters
Numbers
Space - . $ / + %

Variable

Code 128

Linear

All ASCII characters and control codes

Variable

PDF417

2-D

All ASCII characters

Up to 1850 ASCII or 2725 numeric characters

DataMatrix

2-D

All ASCII characters

Up to 2335 ASCII characters


Future releases will add support for additional barcode types, such as PDF417.

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