Codabar Barcode Format
Codabar codes are assigned worldwide to identify items shipped by FedEx, items in libraries and photo labs, certain government supplies and materials held in U.S. blood banks. The code was developed by the company Pitney Bowes in 1972. Numbers, letters and symbols can be used in the code.
The total amount of characters in Codabar barcodes can vary and there is no checksum digit in the code. However, users can add their own checksum digit if they wish.
The code normally breaks down as follows:
- The first number which denotes the type of barcode;
- Two to five numbers which identify the institution;
- Six more numbers which identify the product; and
- A single check digit at the end of the sequence. However this digit is not always present.
Standard Codabar features that are supported by the Barcode Generator include:
- Customizable start/stop symbols;
- Adjustable bars width for printing errors compensation;
- Manual and automatic bar height modes;
- Text font customization; and
- Customizable front and back colors with spot color support for EPS file export.
Codabar barcodes can be exported as PNG or TIFF files with the Barcode Application. These exports will have print-quality dots-per-inch. Codes developed with the Barcode Generator Software may also be dragged-and-dropped directly into Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.