Barcode Writer in Pure Postscript 2006-09-26 reviewDownload
Barcode Writer in Pure Postscript is an award-winning open source project, as used by NASA, that facilitates the printing of all majo
Barcode Writer in Pure Postscript is an award-winning open source project, as used by NASA, that facilitates the printing of all major barcode symbologies entirely within level 2 PostScript.
Hence the process of generating a printed barcode representing a given input is performed entirely within the printer (or print system) so that it is no longer the responsibility of your application or a library.
There is no need for any barcode fonts and the flexibility gained by using direct PostScript allows you to avoid re-implementing barcode generator code, or migrating to new libraries, whenever your project language needs change.
Barcode Writer in Pure Postscript project makes including any barcode within a PostScript document as simple as inserting the following directive:
(1-86074-271) (includetext) isbn barcode
The project generates all of the major types of one-dimensional barcode supported by the vast majority of barcode scanners.
The current list of supported symbologies includes: EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-5 & EAN-2 (EAN/UPC add-ons), ISBN (including ISBN-13), Code 128 (A, B & C, including EAN-128), Code 39 Extended, Code 93 Extended, Interleaved 2 of 5 (including ITF-14), Code 2 of 5, Codabar, MSI, Plessey, PostNet, Royal Mail (RM4SCC), FIM symbols.
This list is growing all the time. If it doesn't contain the format you are looking for then make a request via the mailing list and check back soon.
Since this resource is written in PostScript and interpretted within the virtual machine of a printer it is compatible with virtually any operating system and hardware platform, for example Windows 95/XP on i386, Mac OS X/Linux on Power PC, Solaris on SPARC, and OpenVMS on Alpha AXP.
What's New in This Release:
A raw encoder was added to make it easier to create miscellaneous symbols in a custom symbology.
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