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Abhineet

Help required Encoding for Universal Font: Getting different results from different tools

All,

I am getting different results from encoding the data via two different tools.
e.g. If my data is 2LMY60000+48000001. PFB the results using different font encoders:

1. Online Font Encoder ( http://www.bcgen.com/fontencoder/universal.aspx )
Result : EBDFJACEIAIGIECFIBAIMEFFEFFAMIGBBAIMIIEEFFEFFFEFEIIGIAH

2. Native Windows DLL ( https://www.idautomation.com/font-encoders/windows-dll/ )
Result : EBJAMIFJACEIAIGIECFIBAIMEFFEFFAMIGBBFBIAIMABNEFFEFFAMIBJEEJBGIAH

Fortunately, I am able to scan the barcodes using both the outputs. But, I would prefer to know how to get the output as suggested by the online font encoder. As the output is meeting my requirement (in height/width terms).

Please find below the details of values I have passed to the IDAutomationNativeFontEncoder.dll:
long IDAutomation_Code128 (char *DataToEncode, long &ApplyTilde, char *ReturnVal, long &Size)
1. DataToEncode : 2LMY60000+48000001
2. ApplyTilde : 0
3. ReturnVal : (Empty String of length 1024)
4. Size : 0

Also, can anyone explain the ApplyTilde function to me.

Regards,
Abhineet

Operating System: Windows 7

10-08-12     2601 day(s) ago    

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Abhineet,

This is an error with the native font encoder which I am looking into today.
I will let you know as soon as it is fixed. It should not be much longer.

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Abhineet
Hi Tim,

Can you provide the updated Windows Native DLL for testing.
I need to provide my POC as soon as possible.
Thanks for your help.

Regards,
Abhineet

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Abhineet
Hi Tim,

Thanks for your reply. Waiting for the resolved binary.

Regards,
Abhineet

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Abhineet
@Brant/Tim,

Thanks for your reply.
I am trying to integrate IDAutomation universal fonts into my application. Currently doing a POC on it.
The application is based on Delphi and cannot invoke a .Net DLL.
So, can you point out ways to use the algorithm incorporated in the .Net DLL.
I think that after purchasing the developer's license, I will have access to the source code for encoding. Can you please confirm this so that I can update my client and we can proceed to get the licensing info.

Regards,
Abhineet

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I believe the difference is because there are different ways to compact numbers into the barcode when using Code 128 Auto mode. The online font encoder uses the .NET Assembly DLL which has a more efficient algorithm.

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Abhineet
@Tim,

Any inputs?

Thanks and Regards,
Abhineet

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Tim
Abhineet,

I will run some test on my end and see if I can recreate the error.
I will let you know ASAP.

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