Code39 is an alpha-numeric barcode that is widely used in the industry, marketing and even by governments. It allows you to encode all the uppercase (from A to Z), digits (from 0 to 9) and a number of other symbols (“-“,”.”, “$”,”/”,”+”, “%”, and space). There is also one special symbol – the asterisk (“*”) – which is used to designate the beginning and the end of the code for the barcode scanner. Before and after every Code39 there should be a quiet zone of 10 narrow bars.
The method of encrypting is simple – each character is represented by nine elements: five bars and four spaces. Three of these elements are wide and the rest – narrow. The ratio between wide and narrow depends on the width of the narrow elements – if it is greater than 20 mils (where “mill” is approximately 0.19 mm) the ratio is 2:1 or 3:1 and if less than 20 mils – 2:1 or 2,2:1. Basically there is no limit for the length but is accepted that if the data is more than 25 characters the barcode becomes too long.
Created in 1974, Code39 originally adopted only two wide bars and one wide space. This respectively resulted in only 40 possible characters. Without the beginning/ending symbol, they were 39 and that’s where the name came from.
Code39Encoder is Code39 barcode creator. It is adequately working application with great data-encoding capabilities. The few buttons, text fields, drop-down lists and the preview screen make the program exceptionally simple and at the same time – useful and less time-consuming. Here is a list of some of the main features or the Code39Encoder:
- Intuitive interface;
- Create Code39 barcodes with addon;
- Save your created barcodes in PNG, EPS and SVG file formats, which can be later edited;
- Provides mass barcode generation – producing multiple barcodes;
This Code39Encoder will alleviate you greatly in the process of barcode making. It is being distributed in the Mac AppStore at a moderate price. Check out our other great barcode generation apps: QREncoder, EANEncoder and Code128Encoder available on the Mac AppStore! To read more about Code39 click here.
This video shows how to use the Automator.
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Latest Version: 1.5
Mac OS X 10.6 or later