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Numeric Vs Alphanumeric barcode lengths (1D linear)


Dear Sir,
We have downloaded VB6.0 Barcode ActiveX Control and tested. If we generate a barcode using only numeric inputs, the length of the Barcode output is OK. But if we are giving input as Text (alphanumeric), the length of the barcode output is double the size of the numeric barcode ouput. Can we shrink the barcode output to fit in the size we required? or any workaround is possible to solve this issue?

Length of Alphanumeric barcode output (Horizontal) = 2 x Length of Numeric barcode Length (Horizontal).

thank you,
Kannan. P

Operating System: WINDOWS 7, 32 BIT

Application: VB6.0

06-12-18     126 day(s) ago     Views: 193

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Ben

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It is normal for barcodes not to be the same size with different data characters (even with the same amount of data). For example, Code 128 Auto with four alpha characters produces a larger barcode than Code 128 Auto with four numeric characters because of how the data is encoded--the numeric character encode using Set C 128.

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You'll want to review your specification for creating the barcode and find out the XDimension size the barcode needs to be created at. If you are not following any specification, then you must work within the technology. Without enough information it is hard to say if your barcode should fit within the label or not.

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