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Problems with the Code128b Barcode


Hi all,

we are using VBA Functions for BarCode v 2.30 and have problems with different encodings.
For example: in an Excel sheet we use '=code128b("0.1.42.3")', the VBA code generates a string like this
'Ö0.1.42.3Ãä'. But the char for the checksum (ASCII 195) wasn't shown correctly. The Barcode Output (with Font "Code 128" print a square instead of a "line-code". Referring to over 5000 id numbers in our database, about 10 percent are encoded with errors :( Any help


03-15-12     12.1 year(s) ago    

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Tim

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Hello,

This is usually a character set issue with special characters. The workaround is to use the universal font package instead. The universal functions encode the data to just alpha characters, where each letter is a single bar in the barcode.
Here is the knowledge base article for additional information.
https://www.idautomation.com/kb/fonts-macintosh.html
Not sure if you are already using it but we have our Word and Excel add-in that will install all the necessary Excel functions and make changes to a barcode as easy as clicking a button.

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thank you, I will try it

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