Codabar Barcode

Codabar is a barcode that is commonly used in blood banks and libraries applications. It supports 16 characters and uses the characters 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' as start and stop characters. This barcode is also sometimes called Rationalized Codabar or USS-Codabar.

ConnectCode Codabar Font


ConnectCode Codabar barcode font supports up to seven different heights. These barcodes with seven different heights are provided in seven fonts with different names. The barcode names are appended with characters like "S1" or "S2" etc... with each one of them representing a different height. The list below illustrates the seven different fonts that is supplied for Codabar.
  • CCodeCodabar_S1
  • CCodeCodabar_S2
  • CCodeCodabar_S3
  • CCodeCodabar_S4
  • CCodeCodabar_S5
  • CCodeCodabar_S6
  • CCodeCodabar_S7

Character Mappings

All characters supported by the barcode are as shown below. All of them have a simple a direct mapping.
Data Character Barcode Font Character
'0''0'
'1''1'
'2''2'
'3''3'
'4''4'
'5''5'
'6''6'
'7''7'
'8''8'
'9''9'
'A''A' (Used as Start/Stop character)
'B''B' (Used as Start/Stop character)
'C''C' (Used as Start/Stop character)
'D''D' (Used as Start/Stop character)
'-''-'
'.''.'
'$''$'
'/''/'
'+''+'
':'':'


How to use the Codabar barcode font?

For example, to encode the data "123456", you can key in the following in your text editor and choose the Codabar barcode font.

Input (Into the Encoder or VB formulas): A123456A

Manual Input: A123456A

Output:



In the above example, 'A' is used as both the Start and Stop character. The Start and Stop character need not be the same. For example, you can use 'A' as the Start character and 'B' as the Stop character.

For example, to encode the data "45346345", you can key in the following in your text editor and choose the Code 39 barcode font.

Input (Into the Encoder or VB formulas): A45346345A

Manual Input: A45346345A

Output: