×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

A taller Code 3 of 9 font?

A taller Code 3 of 9 font?

A taller Code 3 of 9 font?

(OP)
I got a complaint that my code 3of 9 font is "too short". I am using a true type font, the width is fine, there are 8-10 numbers in each barcode. They scan fine except that this person feels that if they were taller they would be easier for her to scan. (I think she's just being lazy...wink wink)

I was thinking of getting a font designing program and extending the height of each character.  Can you think of any issues I may have by doing so?  Advice?

Thanks in advance.
Angie

RE: A taller Code 3 of 9 font?

Why not just print the barcode twice, the second instance offset vertically by an appropriate amount from that of the first instance.

RE: A taller Code 3 of 9 font?

If you are printing the font programmatically you can create a bitmap using the font and data and then just stretch the bitmap vertically using the graphics capabilities in your programming language.  This bitmap could then be sent to your label.  I like DansDadUK's idea as well, and this would definitely be the way to go if you were using a printer font (built-in), but since you are using true type fonts anyway, these two solutions could be used with similar performance.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close