Barcode Font Software supports GS1 Databar barcodes.

Press Release Summary:

ConnectCode v5.0 supports GS1 Databar barcodes, which are based on ISO/IEC 24724:2006 specifications to be used with UCC/EAN system. Barcode fonts allow users to specify and generate barcodes using normal text characters. To work with program, user just installs font, loads up text editor, and enters text for barcodes. Package supports GS1 Databar 14, GS1 Databar 14 Truncated, GS1 Databar Limited, and GS1 Databar Expanded barcode fonts.

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ConnectCode's New Barcode Font Now Supports GS1 Databar

ConnectCode Pte Ltd is pleased to announce a new barcode font package (v5.0) that supports the GS1 Databar family of barcodes. The GS1 Databar is a family of barcodes based on the ISO/IEC 24724:2006 specifications to be used with the UCC/EAN system. The barcode is intended for encoding the identification numbers of items and their supplementary data. It is more compact and can carry more information than the current EAN/UPC barcode and is thus capable of identifying small items more easily.

The release of the font package is in line with the GS1 mandate for all trade-item scanning systems to achieve the capability to read GS1 DataBar bar codes and GS1 Application Identifier System by January 1, 2010. This is also known as the GS1 global sunrise date.

The barcode fonts that are supported in the new package are as follows:

GS1 Databar 14 (formerly Reduced Space Symbology RSS14) -Encodes the 14 digits EAN/UCC item identification.

GS1 Databar 14 Truncated (formerly RSS14 Truncated) -Encodes the 14 digits EAN/UCC item identification. The height is always at 13X, where X is the width of the thinnest bar.

GS1 Databar Limited (formerly RSS Limited) -Encodes the 14 digits EAN/UCC item identification for small items. This barcode is typically not used at retail point-of-sale.

GS1 Databar Expanded (formerly RSS Expanded) -Encodes UCC/EAN item identification and supplementary application identifiers (AI) elements such as date and weight.

A barcode font is a specially designed font that allows you to specify and generate barcodes using normal text characters. Working with it is as simple as installing the font, loading up a text editor and entering the text for the barcodes.

The versatility of a barcode font makes it easy to enable barcodes in office suites and many third party applications that support text display by just a simple installation of the fonts.

The new barcode fonts are built upon a solid foundation that is already used by many fortune 500 companies around the world. The existing version already supports the following barcodes:

Codabar Barcode

Code39 Barcode

Code39 Ascii Barcode

Code93 Barcode

Code128 (Auto/A/B/C) Barcode

UCCEAN Barcode

I2of5 Barcode (Interleaved 2 of 5)

Industrial 2of5 Barcode

ITF14 Barcode

Modified Plessy Barcode


EAN 13 Barcode (European Article Numbering) EAN 8 Barcode UPCA Barcode (Universal Product Code) UPCE Barcode


The font package is available for download at

About ConnectCode Pte Ltd

ConnectCode Pte Ltd is founded with the goal of providing comprehensive, high quality and cost-effective automation tools, barcode fonts and software for everyone. Our team consists of experienced personnels from both the auto-id and software industry. All our products are developed in-house and are trusted and highly regarded by many organizations and companies around the world.



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