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tatvasoft105

Facing issue while using C128 license fonts.


Hello,

I am using “IDAutomation_C128FontAdvantage” version with C128 barcode fonts.

I am trying to use the license fonts to generate string and export in a PDF. It generates and exports well, however the bar code scanner doesn’t detect it. After that, I tried your demo URL (http://www.bcgen.com/demo/linear-dbgs.aspx?D=1234567890) and exported the output in PDF, and the bar code scanner was able to scan this. Strange.

My questions are:

1) Is it possible to have licensed version of http://www.bcgen.com/demo/linear-dbgs.aspx?D=1234567890 if we have already purchased license fonts? So the barcode generated will not have your identity line “Powered by IDAutomation.com”

2) Is there anything you can advise me to use the barcode in PDF using asp.net? I have checked the DLL and other examples on your site, however, I am not sure how would I be able to get those dlls and source code. Please advise.


05-22-12     2676 day(s) ago    

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Ben

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Has the Data Been Encoded?
Unlike traditional letter-fonts, barcode fonts require special formatting so that the data will be scannable once the barcode font is applied to it. This is true of most barcode types, with the exception of Code 39 and a few others. Formatting the data may involve adding start/stop characters, or a check-digit to the data which essentially let the scanner know where the barcode begins and ends. Other ways of formatting the data include manipulating it so that it is interleaved to create a smaller barcode, or converting the data-to-encode to a special-character text string that the barcode font can understand, and will turn into a correct barcode once the text string and font are combined. There are a wide variety of font encoder tools that will format barcode data, with some being more automatic than others.

IDAutomation Font Encoders/Tools: https://www.idautomation.com/font-encoders/


Is the Barcode Type Enabled in the Scanner?
It is a good idea to make sure that your barcode scanner is configured to read the type of barcode you are trying to scan. While some barcode types are enabled by default in a scanner, many others must be manually activated in order to read. If you have confirmed that the scanner is programmed to read that type and it still doesn't recognize the barcode, it may be a good idea to contact the scanner manufacturer.


What is the Quality of the Printed Barcode?
In some cases, barcodes that are displayed can lose quality once they are printed. It is important to be sure that the quality of the barcode remains high. IDAutomation barcode fonts focus on high-quality design to help minimize poor-quality barcodes. Even so, it may be a good idea to check print resolution as this may be a common cause.


Is the Font Being Printed to Specified Font Size Range?
Some barcode fonts must be printed at specific font sizes, or they will not scan properly. This is the case with certain barcode types or standards, and our technical support staff can help to determine which of those fonts requires precise printing in terms of size.


Encoding Too Many or Too Few Characters
If you are attempting to encode a small amount of characters, it may be a good idea to be sure that your scanner is capable of scanning the minimum amount, as many are set to read a minimum of 4 characters in a barcode. On the other hand, if there are too many characters being encoded in a barcode, then it will be too large and will not scan properly. Decreasing the font size and re-scanning may solve this issue.

To answer your questions about the Dynamic Barcode Generator, the licensed version does not include the "Powered by IDAutomation.com"

The Server Component for IIS (non hosted) includes dlls: https://www.idautomation.com/barcode-components/iis-streaming-server/

To receive the source code for this component, the Unlimited Developer License must be purchased and a Source Code Agreement must be signed: https://www.idautomation.com/licensing/agreements/source-code.html


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tatvasoft105
Hello,

I have fixed this issue. I was not encoding the characters, so it did not work with PDF.

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