Opait Barcoder can encode and decode the following barcode formats:
Aztec Code is a two-dimensional (2-D) general-purpose matrix symbology that is designed
to have higher accuracy than other 2-D symbologies. An Aztec Code symbol can encode up
to 3,832 numeric digits; 3,067 alphabetic characters; or 1,914 bytes of data.
Bookland encodes the ISBN number in EAN-13 format followed by a 5-digit supplemental
code. The barcode data always consists of the digits ‘978’ (the EAN article identifier),
followed by a 9-digit number and one check digit. The 5-digit add-on barcode is used to
encode the book price.
Codabar is a discrete, self-checking symbology that may encode 16 different characters,
plus an additional 4 start/stop characters. This symbology is used by U.S. blood banks,
photo labs, and on FedEx air bills.
Code11 is mainly used in telecommunications for marking equipment and components.
Code39, also known as "3 of 9 code" or "USD-3", it is the standard barcode used by the
United States Department of Defense, and by the Health Industry Bar Code Council
(HIBCC). Code 39 is a discrete, variable-length symbology. The character set can be
extended to cover the full ASCII range [0..127] and an optional checksum character can
be appended to the encoded string.
Code93 was invented to achieve better information density as compared to code 39. Can
also concatenate multiple barcodes using a space as the first character. The extended
version covers all ASCII characters.
Code128 is a modern high-density symbology heavily used in all areas.
- Code 128: ASCII-characters between 0..127
- Subset A: Upper Case + Non-Printable Characters (ASCII 0-31)
- Subset B: Upper / Lower Case + All Printable Characters
- Subset C: Numeric with doubled density
DataMatrix is a 2D barcode consisting of black and white "cells" or modules arranged in
either a square or rectangular pattern. The information to be encoded can be text or
numeric data. Usual data size is from a few bytes up to 1556 bytes. Error correction
codes are often used to increase reliability. A Data Matrix symbol can store up to 2,335
EAN2 is a 2-digit add-on for EAN 13 and UPC-A. The EAN2 add-on is often used on
newspapers and magazines.
EAN5 is a 5-digit add-on for EAN 13 and UPC-A. The EAN5 add-on is often used for the
price of books together with the ISBN code.
EAN8 is a smaller subset of EAN13.
EAN13, also known as Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN), EAN are for identifying articles
or products uniquely. EAN-13 encodes 2-digit country code, 5-digits manufacturer code
and a 5-digits products code.
FIM (Facing Identification Mark) is used by the USPS to assist in the processing of
GS1-128, also known as UCC-128 and EAN-128, uses Code128 with application identifiers to
specify the format and application area of the encoded values.
Interleaved 2 of 5 is a numeric only barcode used to encode pairs of numbers into a
self-checking, high-density barcode format. In this symbology, every two digits are
interleaved with each other to create a single symbol. An optional Mod10 checksum
character can be appended to the code.
ISBN is the abbreviation of International Standard Book Number. It uses the symbology
EAN-13 and can be optionally extended with 5 Add-On Digits.
ITF-14 is the GS1 implementation of an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode.
Japanese Numbering Authority barcodes are EAN codes that use the number system "49".
MaxiCode is an international 2D barcode that is currently used by UPS on shipping labels
for world-wide addressing and package sorting.
MSI, also known as Modified Plessey, is used primarily to mark retail shelves for
PDF417 is a 2D barcode (stacked symbology) used in a variety of applications, primarily
transport, identification cards, and inventory management. PDF stands for Portable Data
File and was developed by Symbol Technologies. PDF417 uses built-in error correction to
ensure better readability.
Pharmacodes are primarily used in pharmaceutical areas.
PostNet was developed by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to allow faster sorting
and routing of mail.
Quick Response Code is a matrix square barcode capable of encoding large amounts of
plain text and binary data. Multiple levels of error detection and correction are
Standard 2 of 5
Standard 2 of 5, also known as industrial 2 of 5, is a low density numeric only barcode
where digits are encoded with 5 bars, 2 of which are always wide. An optional Mod10
checksum character can be appended to the code.
Telepen was designed in 1972 in the UK to express all 128 ASCII characters without using
shift characters for code switching, and using only two different widths for bars and
UPCA, also known as GTIN-12, is used in the United States for marking of products in
retail applications (similar to EAN).
UPC-E is a variation of UPC-A which allows for a more compact barcode by eliminating
"extra" zeros. Since the resulting UPC-E barcode is about half the size as an UPC-A
barcode, UPC-E is generally used on products with very small packaging where a full
UPC-A barcode couldn't reasonably fit.