Supported Barcode Symbologies

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

Symbology Image Details
BarcodeSymbology.AustralianPost4State
Australian Post 4-State
Australian Post 4-State type.
BarcodeSymbology.Aztec
Aztec
Aztec 2D symbol used for train tickets, airline tickets and government documents. It reduces the required space over other matrix barcodes as it does not require a surrounding quiet zone.
BarcodeSymbology.Codabar
CODABAR
CODABAR (Ames Code/USD-4/NW-7/2 of 7 Code) type. Used in libraries and blood banks.
BarcodeSymbology.Code11
Code 11 USD-8
Code 11 (USD-8) type. Used in labeling telecommunications equipment.
BarcodeSymbology.Code128
Code 128
Code 128 type. Very dense code, used extensively worldwide.
BarcodeSymbology.Code3Of9
Code 3 of 9
Code 3 of 9 - Code 39 type. Used especially in non-retail environments.
BarcodeSymbology.Code93
Code 93
Code 93 type. Compressed form of Code 39
BarcodeSymbology.CodeInterleaved2Of5
Interleaved 2 of 5
Interleaved 2 of 5 type. Used in warehouse, industrial applications.
BarcodeSymbology.CodeStandard2Of5
Standard 2 of 5
Standard 2 of 5 (Industrial 2 of 5) type. Used in the photofinishing, warehouse sorting industries and sequentially numbering airline tickets.
BarcodeSymbology.Datamatrix
Datamatrix
Datamatrix. 2D symbol code used for marking small items.
BarcodeSymbology.EAN8
EAN-8
EAN-8. Derived from the longer European Article Number (EAN-13) code. Used on small packages where an EAN-13 barcode would be too large.
BarcodeSymbology.EAN13
EAN-13
EAN-13 (International Article Number with 13 digits) symbology. Used internationally with consumer products.
BarcodeSymbology.EANEXT5
EANEXT5 5-digit supplemental type
5-digit supplemental type. May be used with UPCA, UPCE, EAN13 and EAN8 on books to indicate a suggested retail price.
BarcodeSymbology.EANEXT2
EANEXT2 2-digit supplemental type
EAN EXT-2 type. 2-digit supplemental type. May be used with UPCA, UPCE, EAN13 and EAN8 to indicate magazines and newspaper issue numbers.
BarcodeSymbology.GS1Databar
GS1 Databar
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 Limited
GS1 Databar Limited (formerly RSS14) Limited type. It is a short version of GS1 Databar (formerly RSS14). Unlike GS1 Databar, it is a non-omnidirectional barcode type.
BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarExpanded
GS1 Databar Expanded
GS1 Databar Expanded (formerly RSS14) Expanded type. It encodes item identification plus supplementary strings such as weight and date. Used in the groceries industry and healthcare.
BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarExpandedStacked
GS1 Databar Expanded Stacked
GS1 Databar Expanded Stacked (formerly RSS14) Expanded Stacked barcode type. Used as GS1 Databar Expanded if the available space is too narrow to fit in one line.
BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarStacked
GS1 Databar Stacked
GS1 Databar Stacked (formerly RSS14) type. A two row, short version of GS1 Databar, used if the available space is too narrow for the standard GS1 Databar. Unlike GS1 Databar, it is a non-omnidirectional barcode type.
BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarStacked Omnidirectional
GS1 Databar Stacked Omnidirectional
GS1 Databar Stacked (formerly RSS14) Omni-Directional type. Two row version of GS1 Databar, used if the available space is too narrow for the standard GS1 Databar. It is an omnidirectional type.
BarcodeSymbology.GS1Databar Truncated
GS1 Databar Truncated
GS1 Databar (formerly RSS14) Truncated type. A truncated GS1 Databar barcode, used if the available space is too short for the standard GS1 Databar. Unlike GS1 Databar, it is a non-omnidirectional barcode type. Not for POS.
BarcodeSymbology.Maxi
Maxi
Maxi 2D symbol developed and used by the United Parcel Service to identify and track pieces of mail during delivery.
BarcodeSymbology.MSI
MSI Modified Plessey type
MSI (Modified Plessey) type. Used to mark retail shelves for inventory control.
BarcodeSymbology.MicroPDF417
Micro PDF 417
MicroPDF417 (Portable Data File). Version of PDF417 that can hold up to 150 bytes of data. See note .
BarcodeSymbology.MicroQR
Micro QR
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.PatchCode
Patch Code
Patch Code type. Used only for batch separation and scanner control, primarily with Kodak scanners.
BarcodeSymbology.PDF417
PDF 417
PDF417M (Portable Data File). 2D symbol used in a variety of applications, primarily transport, identification cards, and inventory management. See note .
BarcodeSymbology.Planet
Planet
PLANET (Postal Alpha Numeric Encoding Technique). Used by the United States Postal Service to identify and track pieces of mail during delivery.
BarcodeSymbology.PostNet
PostNET
POSTNET (Postal Numeric Encoding Technique). Used by the United States Postal Service to assist in directing mail.
BarcodeSymbology.QR
QR
QR (short for Quick Response). 2D symbol used by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones.
BarcodeSymbology.RoyalMail4State
Royal Mail RM4SCC 4-State
Royal Mail (RM4SCC) 4-State type.
BarcodeSymbology.UCCEAN128
UCCEAND 128
UCCEAND 128 type (for read only)
BarcodeSymbology.UPCA
UPC-A
UPC-A (Universal Product Code). Used with consumer products in United States.
BarcodeSymbology.UPCE
UPC-E
UPC-E. The short version of UPC-A.
BarcodeSymbology.USPS4State
USPS OneCode 4-State Barcode 4BC
USPS OneCode 4-State Barcode (4BC) type.

Note: The PDF417 barcode symbology does not have any relation to Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format).

Related Topics

2 of 5 Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
Codabar Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
Code 128 Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
Datamatrix Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
GS1 Databar/RSS-14 Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
MicroPDF417 Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
Miscellaneous Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
MSI Barcodes (Pulse Width Modulated) in LEADTOOLS
PDF417 Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
QR Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
Aztec Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
Maxi Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
MicroQR Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
UPC/EAN Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
USPS and 4-State Barcodes in LEADTOOLS
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