One-Dimensional Barcodes Overview

The linear, one-dimensional (1D) barcodes are made up of lines and spaces of various widths that create specific patterns.

Currently, RadBarcode supports the following 1D barcode types:

Barcode Description
Codabar (aka Ames Code/USD-4/NW-7/2 of 7 Code): Used in libraries and blood banks
Code 11 (USD-8): Used to identify telecommunications equipment
Code 25 Standard Used in airline ticket marking, photofinishing
Code 25 Interleaved Used in warehouse, industrial applications
Code 39 (aka USD-3, 3 of 9): U.S. Government and military use, required for DoD applications
Code 39 Extended (aka USD-3, 3 of 9): U.S. Government and military use, required for DoD applications, supports full ASCII
Code 93 (aka USS-93): Compressed form of Code 39
Code 93 Extended (aka USS-93): Compressed form of Code 39, supports full ASCII
Code 128 Very dense code, used extensively worldwide
Code 128 A Subset of Code 128
Code 128 B Subset of Code 128
Code 128 C Subset of Code 128
MSI Variation of Plessey code, with similar applications
EAN 8 Short version of EAN-13, 8 characters
EAN 13 Used with consumer products internationally, 13 characters
GS1-128 Formerly known as UCC-128 and EAN-128. Used to encode shipping/product information
Postnet Printed by U.S. Post Office on envelopes
Planet Used by the U.S. Postal Service to identify and track pieces of mail during delivery - the Post Office's "CONFIRM" services
UPC A Used with consumer products in U.S., 12 characters
UPC E Short version of UPC symbol, 6 characters
UPC Supplement 2 Used to indicate magazines and newspaper issue numbers
UPC Supplement 5 Used to mark suggested retail price of books

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