linear, discrete alphanumerical barcode symbology
designed to encode 16 different characters in addition
with six special characters ($ : / . + -). It was
developed in 1972 by Pitney Bowes Corp. Codabar uses
checksum characters electively, hence named "self
Codabar is also renowned with other
names such as USD-4, Codeabar, ANSI/AIM BC3-1995, Ames
Code, Rationalized Codabar, NW-7 (Japanese name) or
Monarch, Code 2 of 7.
Character set of Codabar Barcode
Codabar barcode symbology contains special character set including:
- Ten numbers (0-9).
- Six alphanumeric characters ($ : / . +-).
- Four alphabetic letters (a, b, c and d).
Four alphabetic letters are employed simply as start/stop character, not incorporated in the encoded message.
Structure of Codabar Barcode
Structure of Codabar symbology consists of the following characters:
1. Four probable start characters (A, B, C, D).
2. A fine inter character space.
3. Data of the message with a slight inter character space between each character.
4. Any of the possible four stop characters (A, B, C, D).
Applications of Codabar Barcode
1. Implemented in photo labs.
2. Employed in Libraries.
3. United States Blood Banks also use
Codabar barcode symbology.
4. Used on FedEx Air bills.
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