Supported Barcode Symbologies

Supported Barcode Symbologies

The following section provides a description and a visual sample of the barcode symbologies (types) supported by LEADTOOLS:

Symbology Description Sample
BarcodeSymbology.EAN13 EAN-13 (International Article Number with 13 digits) symbology. Used internationally with consumer products.
BarcodeSymbology.EAN8 EAN-8. Derived from the longer European Article Number (EAN-13) code. It was introduced for use on small packages where an EAN-13 barcode would be too large.
BarcodeSymbology.UPCA UPC-A (Universal Product Code). Used with consumer products in United States.
BarcodeSymbology.UPCE UPC-E. The short version of UPC-A.
BarcodeSymbology.Code3Of9 Code 3 of 9 (Code 39) type. Used especially in non-retail environments.
BarcodeSymbology.Code128 Code 128 type. Very dense code, used extensively worldwide.
BarcodeSymbology.CodeInterleaved2Of5 Interleaved 2 of 5 type. Used in warehouse, industrial applications.
BarcodeSymbology.Codabar CODABAR (Ames Code/USD-4/NW-7/2 of 7 Code) type. Used in libraries and blood banks.
BarcodeSymbology.UCCEAN128 UCCEAND 128 type (for read only)
BarcodeSymbology.Code93 Code 93 type. Compressed form of Code 39
BarcodeSymbology.EANEXT5 5-digit supplemental type. May be used with UPCA, UPCE, EAN13 and EAN8 on books to indicate a suggested retail price.
BarcodeSymbology.EANEXT2 EAN EXT-2. 2-digit supplemental type. May be used with UPCA, UPCE, EAN13 and EAN8 to indicate magazines and newspaper issue numbers.
BarcodeSymbology.MSI MSI (Modified Plessey) type. Used to mark retail shelves for inventory control.
BarcodeSymbology.Code11 Code 11 (USD-8) type. Used in labeling telecommunications equipment.
BarcodeSymbology.CodeStandard2Of5 Standard 2 of 5 (Industrial 2 of 5) type. Used in the photofinishing, warehouse sorting industries and sequentially numbering airline tickets.
BarcodeSymbology.GS1Databar GS1 Databar (formerly RSS14) type. Used in grocery industry, healthcare, and where items are too small to allow for older barcode symbologies.
BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarLimited GS1 Databar (formerly RSS14) Limited type. It is a short version of GS1 Databar (formerly RSS14).
BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarExpanded GS1 Databar (formerly RSS14) Expanded type. It encodes item identification plus supplementary strings such as weight and date. Used in the groceries industry and healthcare.
BarcodeSymbology.PatchCode Patch Code type. Used only for batch separation and scanner control, primarily with Kodak scanners.
BarcodeSymbology.PostNet POSTNET (Postal Numeric Encoding Technique). Used by the United States Postal Service to assist in directing mail.
BarcodeSymbology.Planet PLANET (Postal Alpha Numeric Encoding Technique). Used by the United States Postal Service to identify and track pieces of mail during delivery.
BarcodeSymbology.AustralianPost4State Australian Post 4-State type.
BarcodeSymbology.RoyalMail4State Royal Mail (RM4SCC) 4-State type.
BarcodeSymbology.USPS4State USPS OneCode 4-State Barcode (4BC) type.
BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarStacked GS1 Databar (formerly RSS14) Stacked / GS1 Databar Stacked Omni-Directional types. Used as GS1 Databar if the available space is too narrow for the standard GS1 Databar.
BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarExpandedStacked GS1 Databar (formerly RSS14) Expanded Stacked barcode type. Used as GS1 Databar Expanded if the available space is too narrow to fit in one line.
BarcodeSymbology.PDF417 PDF417M (Portable Data File). 2D symbol used in a variety of applications, primarily transport, identification cards, and inventory management. Note, the PDF417 barcode symbology does not have any relation to Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format).
BarcodeSymbology.MicroPDF417 MicroPDF417 (Portable Data File). Version of PDF417 that can hold up to 150 bytes of data. Note, the PDF417 barcode symbology does not have any relation to Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format).
BarcodeSymbology.Datamatrix Datamatrix. 2D symbol code used for marking small items.
BarcodeSymbology.QR QR (short for Quick Response). 2D symbol used by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones.
BarcodeSymbology.MicroQR MicroQR D symbol used where symbol size is limited. There are four sizes; the largest is capable of encoding 35 characters. Some sizes support more than one error correction level.
BarcodeSymbology.Aztec Aztec 2D symbol used for train tickets, airline tickets and government documents. This barcode is able to reduce the required space over other matrix barcode as it does not require a surrounding quiet zone.
BarcodeSymbology.Maxi Maxi 2D symbol developed and used by the United Parcel Service to identify and track pieces of mail during delivery.
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