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Create UTF-8 Data Matrix barcode using Eclipse for Java


How to create UTF-8 characters in a Data Matrix barcode using the IDAutomation Data Matrix Font and Encoder with Java Class Encoder.


04-23-21     51 day(s) ago    

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Ben

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IDAutomation 2D products now encode UTF8 characters.

The tutorial assumes the user has downloaded and installed the fonts and set up the IDAutomation_JavaFontEncoder_DataMatrix.jar in the classpath. The steps will explain how to encode data and scan a barcode that contains UTF8 characters.

Example Data:
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1. Run Eclipse.

2. Select File - New - Java Project.
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3. Name the project and select Next.
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4. Select Libraries - Add External JARs and open the JAR file to import. In the example, it is the IDAutomation_JavaFontEncoder_DataMatrix.jar.
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5. Right-click the project, select New - Class.
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6. Name the class and select Finish.
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7. Enter the Data Matrix Java code sample:
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NOTE: Set DataToEncode to the UTF8 characters of your choice.


8. Save the project. Because the data include UTF8 characters, select the UTF-8 option.
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9. Run the project and view the encoded data.
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Changing the Console output to the barcode font.
Select Window - Preferences - General - Appearance - Colors and Font - Debug - Console Font - Set the font to IDAutomation2D XLS

10 Run the project again to display the barcode.
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11.Scan the barcode using the Cognex Barcode Scanner app available on Android and iOS. NOTE: Scanner settings may need to be adjusted.
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