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Miami, FL-based commercial barcode vendor. For example, they have a 32Tech EAN UPC Barcode Font Pack that includes 16 truetype barcode fonts for UCC-12 (UPC-A and UPC-E), EAN-13, EAN-8, ISSN, Bookland and ISBN. [Google] [More] ⦿
ABC stands for Altek Bar Code. "ABC fonts are a range of TrueType, machine readable barcode fonts specially designed by Altek Instruments." For now, code 39 fonts only. Six fonts at 40USD a shot (single user). [Google] [More] ⦿
Abri Bar Code 39 TTF Windows fonts demo available. Whole collection of 3 of 9 barcode fonts for 150 USD. Abri now also distributes UPC/EAN and USPostNet barcodes at 150 USD per set. Second + barcode set is half price. Free crippled demos. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer from Pekanbaru, Indonesia (b. 1973) who created the barcode typeface K-o-d-e 39 Hidden (2012).
Wernau (was: Wendlingen), Germany-based Anke Arnold's free fonts: aa QWERTZ-Tasten (2012: German keyboard font), aa Halftone (2012: texture face), aa Tafelschrift (2012, school font), Car Go Frame (2011), Car-Go Plain (2011, modeled after German license plate lettering), Typo Garden (2010, alphadings), 80er Teenie Demo (2009), Acki Preschool (2009), Just Another Stamp (2009), Firlefanz (2009, curly letters), Pixelstitch (2006), AnkeHand (2003), Hole-Hearted (2003, Gill Sans with hearts), KRITZEL (scratchy pen), MilkyWay, FrightNight, Eminenz (2002), Scribble, Skribus, Why, TooLazyToPractice, XXX, CheapInkkilledmyPrinter, Storch (alphadings), Alexandras-Stempelkasten, Anatevka-Caps, BulletMix, Catwalk, Duke, Dukeplus (2000, blackletter), Riddleprint, Anke-Print, AnkeCalligraph, Titanic, Wasser, butterbrotpapier, distracted-musician, dyslexic, manko, quixotic, verrutscht, zladdi, barcoded, BulletMix2, CAR-GO-2, Fortunaschwein (nice curly script; no punctuation or numbers), Round, BigBrothers&Sisters, BoringLesson, CrimesceneAfterimage, Incognitype (old typewriter), Jenna'sPopsicles, Japanese Brush (1996), Knuffig (2000), MonkyBusiness, Olympia2000, Samba, Dandelion, Kritzel (2003, scratchy hand), Krystal (2000, snow simulation typeface based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.
Cirebon, Indonesia-based designer of the free hand-drawn typeface Amburegul (2014) and of AlphanumericQR (2014, alphabet and numbers based on the QR-Code generator). Open Font Library link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Makers of Bar code fonts and software utilities and keepers of the Bar Code FAQ and many interesting white papers regarding barcodes. Their software can make UPC, Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN, JAN, POSTnet, PDF 417, Data Matrix, Maxicode and more. Company president is Jerry Whiting. Each barcode is implemented as a TrueType or Type 1 font. Prices start at $199.
In 2012, we find Code 39 Azalea for free at Open Font Library.
Barcode Writer in Pure Postscript
Barcode Writer in Pure Postscript is an open source project that facilitates the printing of many barcode symbologies entirely within level 2 PostScript. Hence the process of generating a printed barcode representing a given input is performed entirely within the printer (or print system) where it is no longer the responsibility of your application or a library. Written and distributed by UK-based Terry Burton. Supported formats: EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-5 & EAN-2 (EAN/UPC add-ons), Code 128 (A, B & C), Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5 (including ITF-14), Code 2 of 5, Codabar, MSI, Plessey, Postnet. [Google] [More] ⦿
BarcodeFAQ.com is a barcode FAQ and tutorial site that also provides (commercial) product recommendations for printing and scanning barcodes. Related to the commercial barcode seller IDAutomation. Contact: Roxanne McSheehy [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcode vendor. They also have a page on Types of bnarcodes. I quote:
Released under the GNU General Public License, BarFonts 1.0 contains fonts for the following bar codes: Codabar, Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC A, UPC E, EAN 13 and EAN 8. The postscript package was developed by Jan Kärrman from the Department of Scientific Computing, Uppsala University, Sweden. Printing some message text as a bar code does, for most bar codes, involve some modification of the text, such as addition of a checksum character and/or special start/stop/delimiter characters. For each font there is a Perl script and a Visual Basic script that can be used to convert a message into the correct form. Each font also comes in a non-standard variant, an "auto font", that is designed to automatically convert the message into the appropriate form. The auto fonts should be considered as experimental, and have several limitations, see the documentation for details. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bar codes: code 39, code 128, UPC, EAN, interleaved 2 of 5, POSTNET. Technical manager is Jeffrey Allen. Dead link. Rumour has it that Bear Rock is out of business. Bear Rock was purchased by Avery Dennison. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Developer and distributor of business fonts and barcodes including MICR E13B, OCR-A and OCR-B, CMC-7, POSTNET, RM4SCC, Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, PLANET bar code (for the U.S. postal service), Code 128 and Code 39. Very expensive. All their free sample fonts are useless (most letters are missing). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bob's Bit Bucket
Shareware barcode font set made in 1999 by Daniel Lajeunesse at Chaos Microsystems in Gloucester, Ontario: EAN-13, EAN-13B, EAN-13B-Half-Height, EAN-13-Half-Height, Interleaved-2of5, Interleaved-2of5-NT, UPC-A, UPC-A-Half-Height, UPC-E, UPC-E-Half-Height. The company may not longer exist: Daniel Lajeunesse now is Executive Vice-President&CTO, Storm Internet Services, CDS/Prometheus. The fonts are also here and here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chris Ireland's commercial product by CIA (BAR CODES) UK, based in Manchester. Demo. Includes Bookland, Codabar, Code 39 (Normal), Code 39 (Extended), Code 39 (Mod 43), Code 93, Code 128 A, Code 128 B, Code 128 C, Code 128 (Automatic ABC), EAN 8, EAN 8 Plus 2, EAN 8 Plus 5, EAN 13, EAN 13 Plus 2, EAN 13 Plus 5, EAN 128, Interleaved 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5 (Mod 10), ISBN, ISSN, POSTNET, UPC A, UPC A Plus 2, UPC A Plus 5, UPC E, UPC E Plus 2, UPC E Plus 5, UCC 128, UCC / EAN 128, UPC Shipping Container Code, SCC-14 Shipping Container Code, SSCC-18 Serial Shipping Container Code, HIBC LIC (Code 128, Code 39), NHRIC (UPC A, ITF, UCC / EAN 128), UPN.
om the spokesman: "Our 'BAR CODE PRO v3.0' for Windows product is unique in that it contains ALL TrueType barcode fonts for all of the popular barcode types; Bookland, Codabar, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, EAN, Interleaved 2-of-5, ISBN, ISSN, POSTNET, UPC A, UPC E, UPC Shipping Container Codes". [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial fonts: "The MICR CMC-7 font is a special font that is used in Mexico, France, Spain and most Spanish speaking countries to print characters for magnetic recognition and optical character recognition systems." There is also a page on MICR E13B. [Google] [More] ⦿
Code 128 is a barcoding system developed by Computer Identics in 1981. It handles all 128 ASCII characters. There are versions called Code 128A, Code 128B and Code128C. Related codes include the European standard, EAN/UCC 128. [Google] [More] ⦿
CR8 for Windows is commercial barcode software. Allan Murray created a free barcode 39 font bc39CR8 (2004). Also, CR8tracer is a freeware utility to convert bitmap images into monochrome vector formats. A freeware utility based on Peter Selinger's 'Potrace'. Combine with CR8type 2.0 to create fonts from scanned images of signatures, handwriting etc. Free demo fonts barCR8C128-Regular (2006) and barCR8CODE39-Regular (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Site with many barcode font tools, a barcode font set by Chaos Microsystems, the truetype font utilities CSFontUtility, TTFViewer, the truetype embedding bit modifier embd100e, the FCP2 font editor, and the font matcher (matches a BMP with all truetype fonts in a folder). [Google] [More] ⦿
British font service company located in London. They have barcodes, a handwriting and signature font service, and sell all famous font families. As an example, from 1992 until 1994, they made Garamond-No-100-Bold, Garamond-No-100-Italic, Garamond-No-100, Garamond-No-49-Bold-Italic, Garamond-No-49-Bold, Garamond-No-49-Italic, Garamond-No-49. One source claims that this Garamond family was made by Compugraphic and that Datascan merely changed the name in the font information field. Maybe that is the way its collection grew so mysteriously and quickly to thousands of fonts. And here is the beauty: each font is priced at 320 US dollars for a single user. There are 30,000 fonts listed. Their collection, on paper, can be had for 9.6 million US dollars. For five users, cost doubles. [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcode program by the UK-based DLSoft company. Single user Standard: 5803875303 Single user Professional: 1301732101 Multi-user Standard: 3904256154 Multi-user Professional: 8702721102 [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial barcode fonts for 495USD! Code 39, Interleaved 2/5, Code 128, UPC A, UPC E, JAN, EAN 13, EAN 8, POSTNET and Codabar styles are supported. Personal note: there are many free versions around, as well as cheaper deals. From HALLoGRAM Publishing in Aurora, Colorado. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dimitri Vulis's barcode font
EAN stands for "Europäische Artikel Nummer". It specifies a way of barcoding consumer products. There are EAN-13 (most popular) and EAN-8 versions. The Americans countered with UPC barcoding. [Google] [More] ⦿
EFI sells a 12-font bundle containing Ball-and-Stick, Dashes, Braille 24, Braille 24 Hollow, Clocks, Emo-faces, Fingerletters (American Sign Language), Morse code, Lettersound Pictures, POSTNET-16. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sells handwriting-fonts designed to exactly replicate many educational handwriting styles. In particular, they have these:
Elfring Soft Fonts
Gary Elfring's company in Wasco, IL. Art Deco fonts (shareware): Baha (1992), Broad Avenue, Hafnium, Haman Bold, Narcosis Oblique, Neaten, Orange Oblique, Ramose Oblique, Totem, Zyme Oblique, all adaptations of well-known fonts. Bar Codes, MICR, Signatures, plus online ordering of popular TrueType fonts and clip art. A demo version of 10 script fonts (Aristocrat, Blush, ESF Elite Light, Grandam, Hotpress, Jessica, Old English, Saffron, Tech Bold, Zap Charles) can be found here. A 200-TrueType collection sold for 50USD. Check printing fonts, including Mic-EarthNormal (1992). About 25 fonts are here: AdrianneNormal, ApexCondensed-Oblique, BlackChanceryNormal, CoronetNormal, Dalith, ESFEliteNormal, Emir, Expiry-Oblique, Expiry, GrangeCaps-Oblique, GrangeCaps, Hafnium-Oblique, Hafnium, Harbor-Oblique, Hartebeest, Hasp, Hesitate, Jayhawk, JayhawkExpand-Oblique, JayhawkExpand, Jetty-Oblique, Jetty, Jevons-Oblique, Jevons, Jocund-Oblique, Jocund, Josephine-Oblique, Josephine, Josiah-Oblique, Josiah, Kansas-Oblique, Kansas, Kaufman, Kermis-Oblique, Kilung-Oblique, Lackey-Oblique, Lackey, Lactam-Oblique, Lactam, Langur, Lazar-Oblique, Lazar, Ligand, Liquid-Crystal, Liquid-CrystalOblique, Lunatic-Oblique, Narcosis, Nonage, OldEnglishNormal, Orange-Oblique, Orange, Pavis-Oblique, Pavis, Quintly, Rankle-Oblique, Rankle, Saccule-Oblique, Saccule, Tarunda, Totem, ZapChanceNormal, Zwieback-Oblique, Zwieback, Zyme-Oblique, Zyme. An oriental simulation face, EchoCaps (1995), is here. Dafont carries some of their free fonts, including the futuristic typeface Earth (1992). Barcode subpage with commercial barcodes for 2/5, 2/5 interleaved, 3/9, 93, 128, PostNet, EAN and UPC-A. [Google] [More] ⦿
Polish foundry, located in Wroclaw. They sell barcode fonts (click on kody kreskowe), multi-language fonts, and many regular fonts, especially designed for East-European languages. The font "EFN PolskieStrony 2000 10pt" is a Polish bitmap truetype font that can be found here in the file pols2.zip. The free formal script font EFNDecoratorPS (type 1) can be found by clicking on Wypróbuj under eurofonty. EFN JuglansC (2000) is here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ferrets N Fonts
Perry Mason is the prolific ozzie creator (based in Newcastle) of Nato, a truetype font apparently made for NATO military vehicle lettering (2001). Since that first font, he has made well over 1000 fonts, mostly in 2001, but some as late as 2003. Back-up of his fonts at Just Us Now, now defunct. Alternate URL for Just Us Now (also defunct). Yet another URL. List of his fonts, by date, and alphabetical list. Perry Mason's dingbats. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial type 1 and type 3 fonts, converted from metafont by Basil K. Malyshev. The package includes Blackboard (BBM, doublestroke), Calligraphic Fonts (Calligra, Script, Vacal, La, twcal, suetterlin), Math Fonts (StMaryrd, Wasy, YHMath, RSFS), Astro Symbols (cmastro, astrosym, moonphase), Barcodes (barcodes, wlean, wlc*), Logical diagrams fonts (loggates, milstd), CMPica, Punk, CBGreek, Concrete fonts in ATM Compatible Type 1 font format (The Concrete Roman fonts were designed by D. Knuth), Concrete Math fonts designed by Ulrik Vieth, European Concrete fonts designed by Walter Schmidt, Malvern fonts in ATM Compatible Type 1 font format. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jamie Place (aka FontBlast, b. 2002) is a UK-based FontStructor, allegedly born in 2002 (?), who made these typefaces in 2012: Microstruct (gridded, kitchen tile face), FontStrukt Soft, FontSrukt Clean Soft, Kombinationsschrift, Gridder (a kitchen tile family: +Soft, +Box, +Bold), Skyber, Diabolo (piano key stencil genre), fb Catbop, Hangar Shot, Hangar (army stencil), FontStrukt (+Soft), Braille Full, fb Symbols, Imagine More FB, fb Atarian, Imagine FB, Barkode, Fontstruction No1 (+Extended), Tetraminos, Structurosa Fill, fb Karakter, Minimal Export, Barkode, fb Scoreboard (dot matrix typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), Wenlock, Small Fonts, Fat Largo, Largo, Kerr, Kerr Bold, fb Mixture Unstable, Freehand, Structurosa Refined, fb Switch, fb Mixture, Vado, NES Forever, Retrotype Dot Matrix, Avant Pixel, fb Tall, Fast Money Clean, Retrotype, Retrotype Too (pixelish), Retrotype Sliced, Braille Caps, Tiger Sans (horizontally striped), Pixelface (smilie face), Karmink (star dingbats), Cofmugg (+Gap: piano key faces).
Typefaces from 2013: Slink, Tuning Fork, Dicey (dice font), Septober, Pico Pop (kitchen tile), Plano (kitchen tile), Dolphin Sans (hairline), New English (stencil), Gadget, Curvaceous Script, Avant Pixel, Barkode, Brailled, Haus (counterless), Zapadni, Curvaceous Script, Metric (a piano key Futura-like stencil face), Mocha, Mocha Book, dm FB Solidis, Tapedeck, Gridder Bold (kitchen tile face), Modulator, Turning Fork, Zapadni (Western), FontStrukt2, Metric (piano key face), Monaco (pixel face), Blackfoot (Pac-Man style), FB Catbop, Peach Condensed, Noodle, Peach Squared, Vaquero, Haus, fb Academy Sans, Peach, Rider.
Company located in Fareham, Hampshire, UK, and (possibly) run by David Gibbins. 150 truetype-font collection: go here, here, here, here, here, and here. The 150 fonts have no copyright information other than the date, 2001. Here are the names of this collection: Aston-Italic, Aston, AstonPoster, Barker, Bentine, Brancusi-Italic, Brancusi, Burns, ButlerCaps, Cambridge-Bold, Cambridge-BoldItalic, Cambridge-Italic, Cambridge, CambridgeOpen, Chaplin, Charterhouse-Bold, Charterhouse, Cleese, Constable, Cooke, Corbett, CorpusChristi-Bold, CorpusChristi-Italic, CorpusChristi, Crosby, DaVinci, Dali, Degas, Dodd, Donnatello, Durham-Bold, Durham-Italic, Durham, DurhamPoster-Bold, DurhamPoster-Italic, Edinburgh-Bold, Edinburgh-BoldItalic, Edinburgh-Italic, Edinburgh, Epstein, EpsteinFat, Eton-Italic, Eton, Exeter-Bold, Exeter-Italic, Exeter, Formby, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Gilbert, Gordonstoun-Bold, Gordonstoun-Italic, Gordonstoun, Hancock, Hardy, Harrow-Bold, Harrow-BoldItalic, Harrow-Italic, Harrow, Harvard-Bold, Harvard, Hepworth-Bold, Hepworth, Hope, Keaton, KebleBlack, KebleBoldOutline, KebleCondensed, KebleCondensedBlack, KebleCondensedLight, Keele-Bold, Keele, KingsCollege-Bold, KingsCollege-Italic, KingsCollege, Laurel, Leighton, LeightonCondensed, LeightonExtended, Lloyd, Manet, Marceau, Marlborough-Bold, Marlborough, Matisse, Michaelangelo, Miller, Millfield, Milligan-Bold, Milligan-BoldItalic, Milligan-Italic, Milligan, Miro, Monet, Moore, Morecambe, Peterhouse-Bold, Peterhouse-BoldItalic, Peterhouse-Italic, Peterhouse, Picasso, PicassoLite, Pollock, Pryor, QueensCollege-Bold, QueensCollege-BoldItalic, QueensCollege-Italic, QueensCollege, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rodin, Roedean-Bold, Roedean, Rubens, Secombe, Sellers, Seurat, Sorbonne-Bold, Sorbonne-BoldItalic, Sorbonne-Italic, Sorbonne, StAnnes-Italic, StAnnes, StPauls-Bold, StPauls, Stowe, Sykes, ToulouseLautrec, Turner, Upminster-Bold, Upminster, VanGogh, Verrochio, Warhol, WarholHeavy, WarholLight, Warwick-Bold, Warwick-BoldItalic, Warwick-Italic, Warwick, Wellington, WellingtonHeavy, Winchester-Bold, Winchester-Italic, Winchester, Wisdom, Wise, Yale-Bold, Yale-Italic, Yale. This free font collection may or may not be produced in agreement with Qualitype. Commercial font services, including barcode solutions (about 500 USD for Barcode2000, which includes 3 of 9, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN/UPC, MSI/Plessey, Code 128, Codabar, MICR/E13B, CMC-7&USPS Barcode, and OCR A, OCR B, Letter Gothic, Line Draw&the Euro Currency Symbol) and TrueType logo and signature fonts (200 USD per font in 6 weights). Sells Barcode Assistant. Free barcode demo fonts. Free copy of Fontaware (Windows 3.1 font management). Free font recognition service. Font vendor for Bitstream. Barcodes sold:
Alessandro Rubini's free GNU Barcode, a full-featured barcode engine including ISBN support. This is free open source code, and by far the best solution for all UNIX users. Postscript file output (the bars are created on the fly, not from fonts) for the following encodings: "ean", "ean13", "ean-13", "ean8", "ean-8", "upc", "upc-a", "upc-e", "isbn", "39", "code39", "128c", "code128c", "128b", "code128b", "128", "code128", "128raw", "i25", "interleaved 2 of 5", "cbr", "codabar", "msi", "pls", "plessey", "code93", "93". [Google] [More] ⦿
James H. Cloos Jr. is developing a series of PostScript Type1 fonts released under the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License. The first one is PostNetJHC (barcode for the US post office). Others to follow. [Google] [More] ⦿
This Sourceforge project involves the development by Grand Zeby of free barcode fonts, encoders and VB macros for Windows, with the intention of supporting PDF417, EAN13, code128, EAN128, 3 of 9 and 2 of 5 interleaved barcodes. Grand Zebu also has French and English pages with new free barcode fonts. Careful, because the web page resets the browser window size. Dafont link, where one can download Code128 (2004). [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial barcode software, including some Windows truetype fonts. "dBest Barcode Font Library for Windows" (500USD) supports Code 39, Interleaved 2/5, Code 128, UPC-A&E, Codabar, JAN, EAN 13&8, POSTNET. "POSTbar" includes POSTNET barcode TrueType fonts. See also here and here for BC C39 Narrow and BC C39 Wide (1994). [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial barcode font company in Aurora, CO. Code 39, Interleaved 2/5, Code 128, UPC A, UPC E, JAN, EAN 13, EAN 8, POSTNET and Codabar bar code styles are supported. Narrow, Medium and Wide fonts for each style. By Hallogram Publishing. This company has several equivalent URLs to widen its market share I guess. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shareware (30 Aussie $) and payware barcode fonts (code 128, code 39, codabar, EAN/UCC-8, EAN-13) by HardSoft Solutions of Toowoomba, Queensland. Check also this shareware EAN13 font. Contact: Stefan Ludvig (Austria). Old code 39 font (free). [Google] [More] ⦿
I Shot The Serif
Original free fonts by American designer Matthew Welch: APLPLUS-Regular, AncientGeekRegular, BlackKnightRegular, CheatinRegular (experimental), College (athletic lettering), CollegeBold, CollegeCondensed, CollegeSemiCondensed, ElectricPickle, ElectricPickleBold, Far East (oriental simulation), Farewell, FatFingerRegular, Free3of9 and Free3of9Extended (1997, see also here and here), FuddRegular (1998, Cyrillic simulation), GoLong, Hit The Road, LEDRealRegular, LocustRegular (dingbats), NeverRegular, NewJobRegular, RushinRegular (1998, Cyrillic simulation font), SecretCode, Tiny (pixel face), TRTL, FrakturModern, KingsGambit, Mattbats, OneFortySevenRegular, WhiteRabbit, OddDog, Geek (Greek).
Commercial barcode vendor since 2000 that wove an intyricate web of various web sites and company names. It seems to be run by Brant Anderson from AdvanceMeants. Other business names: BizFonts.com, AdvanceMeants.com, MicrEncodingFonts.com, PostnetFonts.com. In any case, they sell almost all imaginable barcode fonts, including PDF417, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128, POSTNET (POSTal Numeric Encoding Technique: used for US zip codes by the US Postal Service), PLANET (a new US Postal Service barcode), FIM (Facing Identification Mark: US Postal barcode for classifying mail), 4-State, RM4SCC (Royal Mail 4 State Customer Code: British barcode), and Australia Post Address bar code fonts. The demo fonts IDAutomationSC128L, IDAutomationSI25L, IDAutomationSOCRa, IDAutomationSPLANET, IDAutomationSPLANETn, IDAutomationSPOSTNET, IDAutomationSPOSTNETn can be found here. IDAutomationHC39M Code 39 Barcode (2014) is free. They also sell other things such as MICR and OCR fonts. The PDF417 font costs 300USD per user for one computer. Postnet, Planet, OCR fonts evaluation package. There is a free Code 39 font, but the same page issues the following incredible warning: In many cases, other barcode fonts distributed as "freeware" or fonts that are sold very cheap are illegal counterfeits. You and your organization may be held liable for using and/or distributing these illegal software products. Beware of companies that distribute "free" fonts from unverifiable sources with copyright notices from companies that do not exist. Learn more about how to identify and report illegal counterfeit barcode fonts. Fear tactics are well known to politicians. To see them used by a company is particularly disturbing. First of all, barcode fonts are the easiest thing on earth to make. There are totally free barcode packages that cover *all* barcode schemes, and they were built from the ground up. Their campaign asks readers to report suspicious barcodes - huh? ID Automation's definition of "suspicious" is "different from ID Automation fonts". This is bottom of the gutter stuff, and if I were in the market, I would say no to ID Automation.
Jacob posted this message on usenet in July 1999: "All previous solutions are totally bogus!!! I have several barcode fonts programmed directly into the postscript language (level 1 and 2). If you want the source email me!!!" [Google] [More] ⦿
James H. Cloos Jr.
Jan Laitenberger used to offer his free software, including BARCODE97 Version 2.02: "Supports many barcode formats (EAN, UPC, CodABar, Code 2 of 5, Code 3 of 9, Code 128) and file formats BMP, GIF, TeX and Postscript. With user friendly interface, it let you add the barcode text in any desired font and can generate the standard layout for EAN and UPC barcodes." The site also included XBarcode for UNIX users. Review. Backup of the software (bcode97.zip). [Google] [More] ⦿
Juhani Lehtiranta holds a Ph.D. in linguistics, and lives and works in his place of birth, Nurmijärvi, near Helsinki. He has been busy with special fonts since 1985. In 1990 he established font design company, JL-types Ky. Lehtiranta's special interests are typefaces for European minority languages (e.g., Greek, Baltic, Sami, Cyrillic, Central European) and custom made fonts (e.g., barcode fonts (JLCode128, JLEAN, JLCode39, JLInterleaved2/5)). He created the first fonts for the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet in 1985 and published an OpenType phonetic font in 2005. He spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on A wild play with diacriticts, in which he discusses the Finnish language, Sami, and other special aerial languages. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dutch page with links to font management software, and with a few archived font files as well, mostly shareware fonts by Elfring Soft Fonts. Includes Elfring Soft Fonts demo versions of Bar Code 128 (A,B,C) and Bar Code 3/9 fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Specialized commercial fonts at 15USD a shot: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Font, Feature Control Frame GD&T Font, Statistical Process Control Font, Barcode Code 39, Barcode Code 128, Barcode UPC/EAN, Bookland&ISBN barcodes, Barcode Interleaved 2 of 5, USPS, Identcode, Leticode and ITF Symbology. Kanecal is located in Riverside, CA. [Google] [More] ⦿
At the Dutch PTT (post office): free barcode fonts for Dutch postal codes (KIX barcode fonts: KIX stands for KlantIndeX), PC and Mac. Includes a tool, "Toolkix" for printing addresses with barcodes. Direct access. The metafont by Rick van Rein is here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yoshio Kobayashi is a Japanese font maker. Free fonts by him include Elements Kanji, K's-BarCodeFont-Code39, K's-Floral-Dings, K's-Numeral-Arabic-1, K's-Numeral-Arabic-GC, K's-Numeral-Arabic-GCN, K's-Numeral-Arabic-RC, K's-Numeral-Arabic-RCN, K's-Numeral-Roman-1, K's-Road-Sign-Symbols-J (2001), K's-Japanese-Shogi-Pieces (2001), K's-Snow-Crystals, WeatherJ (2001). Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Calgary-based designer of Naranja (2005), an experimental typeface built up of quarter circles and L-brackets. Its dingbats are inspired by Clockwork Orange. Faces made with FontStruct in 2008: Robot Builder (Solid, Shaded and Open: squarish faces), Polygonal Lasso (Far West type: 938 glyphs for Latin, Latin Extended A & B, Greek, Cyrillic, and Katakana), Marshmallow Script (based on Einhorn, Eclat, Deftone Stylus, and Magneto, all connected diner scripts), Crazy Eights (deck of cards), Ficus Stencil (+Compressed, +Condensed, +Extended, +Regular, +Zebra, +StencilOpen), Big Fat (+Vibrate, +Solid, +Shaded), Negatron (Regular, Solid and Fill), Tuscan Radar, Nuclear Depot Americum (495 glyphs consisting of stars), Nuclear Depot (Radioum, Neptunium, Plutonium, Uranium: a futuristic family that covers Cyrillic), Am I see are you pee see, eh? (a font that combines MICR with UPC-A). The links: big_fat_shaded, crazy_eights, ficus_stencil_compressed, ficus_stencil_condensed, marshmallow_script, negatron_fill, negatron_regular, negatron_solid, serpent_like_bold, tuscan_radar.
2009 creations: Haemophobe (pixel), Star Wreck, Mouthcaster (a bilined typeface based on the lettering on the front of the 1978 edition of the Scoutmaster's Handbook), Pasta (white on black), Medical Station Alpha (techno), Disco Stud (Chrome, Solid, Chrome Oblique, Solid Oblique), Affix, Infix (experimental and minimalist), Pinball Blizzard, Tears in Rain (a simplistic textura), Five Minute Hair Colour (slab serif), Seg Sixteen (LED face), Trajedy (pixel), Nobody 8 Italic (pixel), Home Sweet Home (a cross-stitch font), Wotan, Tiki Deaky, Writetyper, Chromatose (shadow family), Chocobot (an octagonal family containing Dark, Stacked (multilined), Milk, White), Big Fat (Shaded, Vibrate, Solid).
2010 creations: Fungal Sharp, Fungal Rounded (described by himself as a unicase stovepipe sans), Elliptical Lasso (Western ornamental caps), Astral Projection (a dot matrix typeface that updates Astra, a Letraset font designed by François Robert and Natacha Falda in 1973), Brick-block tops (3d effect), Knots, Spacerock (an extensive arc-based geometric family), Telephone (counterless), Pixular, StarWreck the Next Generation, Hockey Club, Brick-Block Tops, Bubblemania, Ziabelle Remix (outline, 3d, shaded), Hextone, Falcone (robotic face), but I didn't Trap the Deputy (Egyptian), Dinosaur Gothic.
Typefaces from 2013: Portafina, Portofino.
Tucumán, Argentina-based creator of the following (free) barcode fonts: PF_CODE_128, PF_CODE_39, PF_EAN_P36, PF_EAN_P72, PF_I2OF5, PF_I2OF5_W. These are all part of the PortalFox software made in 2002. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zdenek Wagner makes this barcode package freely available in 2008 to the TeX community. The package contains TeX macros for printing various 2/5 bar codes and Code 39 bar codes. The macros do not use fonts but create the bar codes directly by vrules. It is therefore possible to vary width to height ratio, ratio of thin and thick bars. The package is therefore convenient for printing ITF bar codes as well as bar codes for identification labels for HP storage media. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontStructor who created these typefaces in 2012: Tetris (the Gameboy Tetris font), Maze Sanz (labyrinthine), Boxes, Morse Code, Calculator (LED typeface based on the TI-30XIIS calculator), Windows Command Prompt, Bloxxy, Braille, and Binary.
Marek Cerajewski's Windsor, Ontario-based outfit selling barcode fonts and solutions. Also a calligraphy/signature service. This was Cerajewski Computer Consulting, where prices started at 40 dollars per font. Freebies include eight Morse code fonts, and one Braille font (MC Braille). PC, TT and type 1. High quality Morse code fonts: International Morse Codes MC morse_International_1890, MC morse_Baudot_5_Unit, MC morse_VanDuuren_7_Unit; MC morse_US_Navy_Bugle_1920; American or Railway Morse Code font MC morse_Am_or_Railway_1844, Vail morse code font MC morse_Vail_Code_1837; Double Translation Morse Code font MC morse_Double_Trans_1835; Rock Telegraph of the US Vietnam POW's font MC morse_Vietnam_POWs_1965. Barcode packages (not free): Code 11, Code 128, Code 2 of 5 industrial, Code 2 of 5 interleaved, Code 2 of 5 standard, Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Code Codabar, Code EAN, Code MSI, Code Plessey, Code Postnet and FIM Marks, Code 4 State. [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcode software and font vendors. Informative page. Individual fonts around 100USD a piece. Mac and PC. Specs for all formats. List of barcode companies. MEC MEC Software sells a Code 39 font and a Postmate font kit (which includesthe 2 of 5 barcode). [Google] [More] ⦿
Jerry Whiting's Code39 family in truetype. Made in 1993. Jerry later became president of Azalea, so I am not sure that he appreciates these freebies on the net. The fonts: Code39HalfInchTT-Regular, Code39OneInchTT-Regular, Code39QuarterInchTT-Regular, Code39SlimTT-Regular, Code39SmallHighTT-Regular, Code39SmallLowTT-Regular, Code39SmallMediumTT-Regular, Code39-WideTT-Regular. [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcode specialist in Markham, Ontario. They sell custom barcode fonts, and make your signature into a type 1 font (70 USD). They also sell the Monterey Barcode Creator which supports Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Code 39 Extended, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8 and POSTNET. At Dafont, pick up the free barcode font MRVCode39extMA. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka MSI Code or Pulse Width Modulated Barcode, the MSI Plessy barcode was designed in the 1970s by the Plessy Company in England and has been used primarily in libraries and retail applications. Bizfonts sells a font for this. [Google] [More] ⦿
A 1.1MB file with about 100 truetype fonts. Mostly shareware fonts from Larabie and others, but also some rarer stuff, like a Code39 barcode series by Hardsoft Solutions in Australia, and an OCR-B pixel font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer at Bitstream of the Drescher Grotesk family (2001-2002), a geometric design named after Arno Drescher, which consists of Drescher Grotesk Light, Book, Roman and Demi. He was awarded the 1999 Kurt Christians Award for his Super (Drescher) Grotesk revival, Drescher Grotesk BT.
He is working on Klartext 128, a barcode font with 46 weights, the display typeface Kreiss and FF DIN Italic (with Albert-Jan Pool).
Gogoll was born in Hamburg where he studied type design with Jovica Veljovic at the Fachhochschule Hamburg. He is a freelance graphic designer since 1997.
A site with about 60 truetype fonts, a basic starter set of text fonts by Bayer, 1995. Plus barcode fonts: EPSON-CODE128, EPSON-CODE39, EPSON-CODE39-CD, EPSON-CODE39-CD(N), EPSON-CODE39(N), EPSON-ITF, EPSON-ITF-CD, EPSON-ITF-CD(N), EPSON-ITF(N), EPSON-JAN13, EPSON-JAN8, EPSON-NW7, EPSON-NW7-CD, EPSON-NW7-CD(N), EPSON-NW7(N), EPSON-UPCA, EPSON-UPCE, all by Seiko-Epson, 1997. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the squarish but rounded typeface Squareline (2011, FontStruct). Other FontStructions include Curva, Curva Old, Atikiu New, Atikiu Square, and Atikiu Script, all done in 2011. In 2012, he made the ultra-fat monospaced Fatty and Modern Block, as will as Code 3of9. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese barcode and Morse font site. Free downloads here: MorseSQ, BARCODE-JAN and Code39 T25W10 are by Parallel Starts. Older URL. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Commercial barcode fonts are here, for CodaBar(NW7), Code 39 and Code 128. [Google] [More] ⦿
Paul André LeBlanc
John Lien leads this free software project. pdf417_encode takes an ascii input text file and converts it to the pdf417 barcode. It supports text compression, numeric compression and byte compression. It currently produces postscript and pbm output for the barcode image. Open C source code. [Google] [More] ⦿
A free barcode font (part of QuickStart) can be downloaded at this barcode hardware and software vendor from East Yorkshire, UK. (Download a free demo and find the file)Contact person: Guy Allensby. [Google] [More] ⦿
P-Font Dispenser (was: Yuji-3001)
Free original fonts by Yuji Adachi: Nice Age, Arcade (pixel font family that includes a horizontally-striped style, 1998), Bop Gun, No Problem, Dymos, One Nation, Atari 80, Bad Matrix and Lavalite, Dimension (kids' orthographic font, 1999), UHF (baseball shirt lettering, 1999), LogoSystem (1998), Bangalore (Stephen Coles says that this is still the world's best small pixel script), Radio Dept, Ole Segments, Code3X (barcode font, 1999), Neo Dymos, Major Kong (handprinting, 1999), Ohio Player.
In Digitalogue's DPI72 package, he published the screen pixel fonts CODE14X (1999), DryBones7 (1999), Tempo9 (1999). Promised fonts: Wax, Problems, Bad Matrix, Atari80, Neo Dymos, No Problem, Ole Segments.
Japanese site with free software called Postal Buddy. You can also download a font called PB Barcode. Mac and PC. A barcode truetype font, Postal Buddy (or: PB-Barcode). 35USD shareware, Mac and PC. By Osamu Miki. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Waxham, NC-based vendor of barcode fonts and software. These cover Code 128, Code 3 of 9 (Code 39), EAN, UPC, Postnet, Interleaved 2 of 5, PDF417, ASP Barcodes, PDF417, OCR-A, OCR-B, MICR, and Data Matrix barcodes, and cost between 75 and 129 dollars per barcode style. [Google] [More] ⦿
Terry Burton and Herbert Voss collaborated to produce pst-barcode, an open source free LaTeX package (part of the PSTricks package set) that allows for the simple inclusion of PostScript-based barcodes with LaTeX documents. Included are ean13, ean8, upca, upce, ean5, ean2, onecode, isbn, code39, code128, rationalizedCodabar, interleaved2of5, code2of5, postnet, royalmail, kix, auspost, japanpost, onecode, symbol, msi, plessey, rss14, rsslimited, rssexpanded, pharmacode, pdf417, datamatrix, maxicode, qrcode. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese foundry with these free fonts: GD-TiVangerion-JA, GD-Digit13LED-OTF (pixel font), GD-HighwayGothicJA-OTF (highway lettering, kanji included), GD-AirportRunway-OTF (2008, octagonal lettering), GD-TiVangerionJA (2006, kana). Fonts without downloads: GD-HyperElectricJA, GD-HyperSuperEnergyJA, GD-OCR-K_JA, GD-SunnyEgg320, GD-MorseBarcode-JA, GD-InaniwaUdon, GD-ProjectNotes, GD-Koigokoro-JA, GD-ComicTitle-JA, GD-Digit17LED.
Eric Wannin's French commercial foundry with PC and Mac fonts for all European languages, most Indic languages, Cyrillic, Vietnamese, Amharic, Inuit, Slavonic, Greek, Tibetan, Thai, Lao, Khmer, Burmese, Cri. Hieroglyphic fonts too. Free font family: EuroQuartet. These fonts have one glyph only, the Euro symbol. It has some bar code fonts too.
RAF Web Designs (was: ARRF Designs and RA Fonts)
Randy Ford (Sarasota, FL) has been designing typefaces since 1997. His (free) creations: Angelized, Cool Dots (this face, also called Desiree's-CoolDots, was inspired by randy's niece, Desiree Chubb), Digital Surf, Flakes, Showtime (1998, art deco), CreepyGraves, Tilez (for scrabble), Lizzard (2008, inspired by his son, Ryan), Squaresville, the magnificently beautiful HypnOtik, YearbookMess, Molecular (2008), Barcoding, Futured, Christmas.
In 2012, he created Sporedom.
Richie Whyte from Dublin, Ireland, writes about his barcode font: Named after the inventor Émile Baudot, Baudot 5 (2008) is a 5-bit character set predating EBCDIC and ASCII, presented here in simulated punched paper tape form as used in TTY. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rick van Rein
San Antonio, TX-based barcode font company. At 150USD a shot, you can get Code39, Code128, UCC128/EAN128, Code93, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, MSI-Plessey, PostNet, PlanetCode, 4 State, UPC/EAN/ISBN and more. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rob and Ron Elliott
rzrarti (or: Saint Never)
American youngster (b. 1994) who created the pixel faces Piksalet (2009) and PixelYourLife (2007). Alternate URL. Not sure, but his last name could be Meric. Dafont link. In 2008, he created the techno typeface rzrarti. As Saint Never, Lee Waterman created the pixel faces PixelFaceOnFire, 7LineDigital, Alphabeta, Digitalix, KTech and SkrewdUpSoulz in 2007. Designer of the barcode font SmallBars (2007). As Meric from Turkey, he made Ustura (2008), using FontStruct. [Google] [More] ⦿
Karlsruhe-based foundry making logos, signatures and barcodes. Here, you can download saxMono. In 1995, they custom-designed Hoepfner, a blackletter family, for the German beer producer. Dafont link. The designer seems to be Robert Norton. [Google] [More] ⦿
Skandata.ttf is a CODE 39 BarCode TrueType font for Windows applications. It allows you to create barcodes directly from Access, FoxPro, Excel, Word, WordPerfect, or any other Windows software. "Skandata.ttf, set of four scalable fonts, only $95." Those fonts (SKANDATA-Bar-Code-C39-Wide, SKANDATA-Bar-Code-C39, SKANDATA-R-Bar-Code-C39-Wide, SKANDATA-R-Bar-Code-C39) are here. [Google] [More] ⦿
TrueType and PostScript barcode fonts and barcode generators: Code EAN 13, EAN 8, Addon -2 and -5, EAN Velocity, Code UPC A, UPC E, Code 128, EAN128, UPS128, Code 39, -extended, PZN, Code 93, 2/5 Interleaved, 2/5 industry, direction and identcode of the Deutsche Post AG, Codabar, Monarch, plaintext-font OCR-B, 2D-Barcode PDF417 (only Bar Code generator). Commercial product. The demos are crippled. [Google] [More] ⦿
This Swiss outfit sells Opal barcode fonts. Very very expensive. They cover Code 39, Code 128, UCC-128, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN/JAN-8, EAN/JAN-13, Codabar, MSI Plessey and PostNet. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio Rosenberg (or: Masterfont)
Zvika Rosenberg (b. 1949, a graduate from Bezalel Academy of Design in Jerusalem) designs the Hebrew fonts at Tel-Aviv's Studio Rosenberg (est. 1975, his own design studio) and Masterfont Ltd (est. 1986 in Tel-Aviv). Commercial Hebrew, Arab, Latin and barcode fonts for Mac and PC. Included in the 1300+ font library are Akvarel (oriental simulation), Evyatar, Eventov, Elizov, Aspeset, Nisha, Rahav, Ego, Edgar, Muly, Adam, Aharony, Autograph, Hugo, Alexandra, Grafity, Hafgana, Ura, Rahat, Oron, Iguana, Eyal, Junior, Ayalon, Internet, Interes, Litam, Stempa, Copyfax, Ishit, Panda, Arava, Dror, Algom, Elegant, Erela, Aristo, Eshkol, Golda, Pola, Azmaout, Diploma, Gnuzot, Midbar, Mizrahi, Margaliot, Azmaout, Partom, Papaya (Bukvaraz 2001 award), Universe, Mekorot, Koren, Shmuel, Frankruhl, Gilboa, David, Narkis, Ada, Abetka, Hadassa, Yarden, Meteor, Miriam, Naama, Skitza, Petite, Cola, Yalon, Rosenberg, Tamrurim, Agada, Efrat, Arbel, Arsenal, Beresheet, Bruto, Bat Sheva, Greifer, Hut, Hatzvi, Zorea, Hermon, Architekt, Junior, Klilit, Rubin, Chocolade, Handwriting, Marhaba, Poster, Inbal, Media, KtivaTama, Jeep, Asam, Ecology, Dalia, Johnni Lasso, Hiroshima, Harakiri, Lahmaniot, Sapir, Haim. A signature font at 45 USD. Logo font service as well. Vendor of the Boutros Arabic fonts. Vendor for Bitstream, Agfa, Adobe and many others. MyFonts page. Designers at Masterfont include Zvi Narkiss, Yaakov Agam, Asher Oron, Pini Hamou, Asher Gat, Yigal Feurstein, Ada Yardeni and many others. Zvika Rosenberg himself designed these faces: Abirim MF, Agada MF, Agudal MF, Aharoni Polished MF, Alilon MF (2009, hand-printed), Almenat MF (2008), Balonim MF (2005), Etzada MF (2005), Ribuim MF (2009), Selihot MF, Tachsheet MF (2008), Aluma MF, Autograph, Ayalon, Azmaout, Balora MF, Banim MF, Bat Sheva MF, Braun MF, Broadway, Brosh MF, Brutto MF, Butterfly MF, Capital MF, Chilli MF, Chips, Circle Numbers MF, Comics MF (1997), Copy Fax, Darbuka MF, David MF, Dimdumim, Emda MF, Enzoagada MF, Esheet MF, Eyal, Fantazia MF (a house font---I am not sure Rosenberg did this himself), Finish MF, Garinim Shehorim MF, Graffiti (1993), Greifer MF, Hafgana, Haim Arukeem MF, Haim MF, Havazelet MF, Interes MF, Jeans, Katava MF, Kilshon MF, Klaf, Klemantina MF, Ktiva MF, LeBe MF, Linoleum MF, Lippa MF, Litam MF, Lueeza MF, Magazine MF, Marhaba, Marker, Mechola, Melach Haaretz MF, Mishpatim, Molecule MF, Ovech MF, Panda MF, Papaya MF, Parmezan MF, Pergula MF, Petit MF, Pigama MF, Pitka MF, Poema MF, Portal MF, Pronto MF, Protocol MF, MF Ramot (1993), Remington, Rimon, Rosenberg, Rosenberg Naot Square MF, Rosenberg Promo MF, Rosenberg Ski MF, Rosenberg Solo MF, Rosenberg-Naot MF, Rosenberg Textile MF (2010), Shablona, Shanti MF, Shavit MF, Shiboota MF, Shmulik Yael MF (2010, hand-printed), Shmulik Three Egozim MF (2010), Shmulik Kibutz MF (2010), Shmulik Katz MF (2010), Shmulik Hasamba MF (2010, painted letters), Shmulik Dorit MF (2010, signage face), Shmulik Diralehaskir MF (2010), Shooma, Shopping MF, Skitsa, Square Numbers MF, Stempa MF, Sucariot, Sweeta MF, Tapuz MF, Tambour MF (2010), Taxi MF, Terminal MF, Tiltan MF, Turmus MF, Unplugged MF, Zeebra MF, Zlafim, Zoola MF. PDF file showing these 2009 fonts: MFTVilna-Bold, MFTVilna, MFTDavid-Bold, MFTDavid, MFTNarkisClassic-Bold, MFTNarkisClassic, MFTNarkisClassicLight, MFTNarkisClassicMedium, MFTNewLivorno-Bold, MFTNewLivorno. These fonts feature Nikud, justification alternates and cantillation marks (in Hebrew, Teamim or Teamey Hamiqra), which are used with Biblical texts as notes for reading the text in public.
Has an essay on bar coding, plus free demo barcode software. Does not carry any barcode fonts. However, it sells a program called B-Coder that generates exceptionally high quality bar code graphics as windows metafiles, EPS or other graphic formats. The B-Coder also calculates check digits and other things. Questions to Thomas Lutz, who on comp.fonts on October 22, 1999, claimed that all the fonts on Russ Adam's page are "garbage". [Google] [More] ⦿
Flowerflower (or Team Hana&Hana) offers these Latin and Japanese pixel and barcode typefaces for free: nest_KKANA (2003), kikuichimonji (2003), Chameleon_AL (2002), JANbar (2003), bar39 (2003), bit-part_AL (2002), fff_HKANA (2002), fff_KKANA (2002), iichico (2003), virgin_AL (2002). The designer is "Kikuwo". [Google] [More] ⦿
Austrian barcode company selling BarCode ActiveX Control and Developer-DLL (demo version for Windows available). All common linear types and 2D bar codes (MaxiCode, PDF417, DataMatrix) are available and also a SAP R/3 Barcode Extension is offered. Contact: Harry Schuller. [Google] [More] ⦿
British font service house: can sell you most of the commercial fonts. Sells also fonts for Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujurati, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese (Katakana, Hiragana, Kanji), Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh. Has barcode fonts, and is a special distributor of the Royal Mail Barcode font. [Google] [More] ⦿
A PostScript resource for printing ISBN barcodes and calculating the correct check digit. As David Byram-Wigfield puts it, " TinyHelp5 'Making ISBN Barcodes' (28k PDF) is one of a series of TinyHelps and prints as an 8 page folding pocketbook on either letter or A4 paper. Anyone printing registered titles is sometimes asked to provide a book barcode for point-of-sale identification. TinyHelp5 describes how to calculate the check digit and provides the correct barcode numbering parity for an authorized ISBN. A Direct PostScript Resource may be copied for laser printing barcode labels or as an EPS file for importing into DTP applications. " [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial barcode fonts from A-BIT_Z: Code EAN 13, EAN 8, Addon -2 und -5, EAN Velocity, Code UPC A, UPC E, Code 128, EAN128, UPS128, Code 39, -extended, PZN, Code 93, 2/5 Interleaved, 2/5 Industrie, Leit- und Identcode der Post, Codabar, Monarch, OCR-B. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typographic Collaboration (or: Typophile.com)
Executive Creative Director and Punchcut Founder. Typophile.com is run by Jared Benson, who is Jonathan Hoefler's webmaster since 1999, from San Francisco. Incredible web pages! Jared designed Review Beta, Yakuza (Japanese letters), Benson Caps (pixel font), Benson Linear (pixel font), Pixeltrap (2003), Bitmuni (2003, based on San Francisco MUNI train windows: a fantastic creation!), Trinary (2003, a crazy bar-coding typeface invention), Benson Nonlinear (another font for small point sizes), Freiburger (2003, based on a scan from from D.B. Updike's Printing Types, Vol 1, pg. 87. This was the type used for the first Bible printed in France: Freiburger, Gering and Kranz, Paris 1476) and Academic. At FontStruct, he created the Singularity family in 2009. Typophile.com is a general information site on type with essays, discussions, tutorials, examples, beautifully organized. On April 8, 2002, Jared spilled hs coffee on one of the most interesting places in the type world with this message: While we encourage healthy debate and meaningful discussion, posts containing inflammatory remarks and/or personal attacks will be deleted in their entirety by the board moderator. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
UPC (Universal Product Code) was developed in 1973 by IBM for the American consumer market. It specifies a way of barcoding consumer products. There are UPC-A and UPC-E versions. It is the American answer to the EAN code, which is European. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bizfonts sells a single font for printing UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, JAN&ISBN barcodesBizfonts ingle font for printing UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, JAN&ISBN barcodes. [Google] [More] ⦿
VS Software in Little Rock, AR, offers these products and services: signature/logo font making, Jet True (TrueType to PCL font converter for 325 USD), barcode and MICR fonts, FontGen v1 (300 USD: bitmap font editor, 7 formats). About FontGen: FontGen's most common format is a 300 or 600 dpi PCL 5 bitmap font for use with the PCL driver of an HP or compatible laser printer. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial barcoding software: Wasp Fontware is a powerful bar code utility that seamlessly integrates TrueType fonts with your favorite business software and database applications. The fonts are compatible with all windows applications including the most common word processors and spreadsheets. Easliy (sic) create bar codes simply by changing the font. 100 USD for one user, 10,000USD for a site license. Supports Code 39, Code 128, UCC 128, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN/JAN-8, EAN/JAN-13, Codabar, MSI Plessy and Postnet bar codes. The package includes 6 TrueType fonts, OCR-A and OCR-B fonts, and barcoding software. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rainer Will Softwareentwicklung (Schöffengrund, Germany) developed many school and cursive writing fonts, ca. 1996-2005. They sell their fonts in 10 to 30-font packages, such as handwriting, Altdeutsche schrift, Barcodes, Schulschriften (school fonts). There are also East-European, Cyrillic, Greek, Thai and IPA fonts. Here, we have demos for various programs, and if you download and unzip them, you will discover these alphading fonts: FT-BruchTon, FT-HochztsGlocken, KD-Kaesweich, HB-Kegel, HB-Kegelhardt, HB-Kegelweich, KD-Pilz, KD-Singvogel, and these dingbat fonts: NW-BioBlatt (leaves, 1998), Pikto5 (1997). The caps font IN-Barock is here. Will Software made hundreds of fonts, including the handwriting fonts Jeff and HW Stone (1998), KL-Antiqua2, Old-London, Fraktur. A fuller list, by type:
This site has TTFViewer (free), Fontmatcher (matches a BMP file gainst a folder of truetype fonts), and the barcode fonts EAN-13-Half-Height, EAN-13, EAN-13B-Half-Height, EAN-13B, Interleaved-2of5-NT, Interleaved-2of5, UPC-A-Half-Height, UPC-A, UPC-E-Half-Height, UPC-E, all by Chaos Microsystems (1999). [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcode fonts, hardware and software (commercial). This link shows their Windows barcode font package called BarFont (200USD). MacBarFont also available. French site. Company run by Hall Worthington out of Santa Cruz, CA. [Google] [More] ⦿
WSI: Weatherly Systems Inc
Mike Charness's Huntsville, AL-based foundry used to offer a huge number of handwriting fonts, and thousands of other fonts at rock bottom prices, in all font formats. It stopped selling fonts to end users or licensing fonts for redistribution in 2003, but continues OEM work.
Lists of font names:
WSI had barcode fonts, MICR fonts (such as CheckNums-MICR), some foreign language fonts, and many dingbats. The full collection could at one point be downloaded here. The handwriting font collection (known as WSI Hand) was downloadable from here, here and here. Apparently, these whandwriting fonts ere obtained by first selling a handwriting font service, and then selling a CD with the created fonts.
WSI is no longer selling fonts and has this ironic line: WSI's fonts are not freeware, but are commercial software protected by copyright. Now, how did WSI start up its business? I quote from this archived page: We don't sell directly to end users, but rather provide fonts to software publishers who sell our fonts under their own labels. Current and past licensees include PowerUp, Spinnaker, SoftKey, Wayzata, Canon, Fuji, Epson, Serif, Borland, Novell, Maxis, Cosmi, Xoom, Dynamix/Sierra Online, Synergistic Software, Expert Software, IMSI, Parsons Technology, MySoftware, Abstract Software, Dunlop Corp., Case Inc., GraphicCorp, CAI, Creative Wonders, The Learning Company, Current Inc., Pierian Springs Software, Lookout World, Palladium Interactive, Philips Publishing, AIG, Asymetrix, Media Graphics, Knowledge Adventure, WIZ Technology, Paper Direct, Sanctuary Woods Multimedia, GST/GSP, Baudville, Zedcor, and many others.
Happy go lucky American programmer from Wheeling, WV (b. 1982). Creator of dingbats, grunge, garffiti and pixel fonts. Here you can find 32bit, 16bit, 8bit, Robot Crisis (2005), 3 by type (2005), Asciid (2005), Gargle Nutz (2005), Hurricane SupaDupaSerif (2005), Invaders from Space (2005), Kibblez no bitz (2005), Knuckel Tatz (2005), MegaMan (2005), Punk Rawk (2005), Evol (2005), Code Zero (barcode), Crackh0arz, Evol, Gravillillegable, papervision3D, MegaMan2TheMang, NARPASSWORD00000-fixed.width, graffonti.atomic.bomb, H4XX0R-1337-5CR1P7, MarioBros-DrunkenBatz (dingbats), punk-rawk-dingbatz, aqua-teen-hunger-font, graffonti.3d.drop, graffonti.gradient.fill, ill.skillz-handstyle, Insomnesia (2007), Purge (2007), ghouls ghosts and goblins (2008), NARPASSWORD00000 (2008, pixel face). Alternate URL. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Czech TeX and font software expert, whose place on the web is called IceBear Soft. He created makebarcode, a free package done in 2008 for the TeX community. It contains TeX macros for printing various 2/5 bar codes and Code 39 bar codes. The macros do not use fonts but create the bar codes directly by vrules. It is therefore possible to vary width to height ratio, ratio of thin and thick bars. The package is convenient for printing ITF bar codes as well as bar codes for identification labels for HP storage media. In 2010, he published OCR-B Outline. These are type1 and OpenType versions of an earlier Metafont by Norbert Schwarz (Ruhr Universitaet Bochum, Bochum, Germany). [Google] [More] ⦿