Barcode Printing on HP9000 with HP laserjet printers

Barcode Printing on HP9000 with HP laserjet printers

Post by ghe.. » Tue, 21 Nov 1995 04:00:00



Can anyone provide me with some information on printing bar codes on a HP laser Jet printer from an HP9000 G70 running
HP-UX 9.x?  I know there are downloadable fonts available for the windows environment, but have no idea how to implement
bar codes in HP-UX.
 
 
 

Barcode Printing on HP9000 with HP laserjet printers

Post by Bruce Smit » Wed, 29 Nov 1995 04:00:00



>Can anyone provide me with some information on printing bar codes on a HP laser Jet printer from an HP9000 G70 running
>HP-UX 9.x?  I know there are downloadable fonts available for the windows environment, but have no idea how to implement
>bar codes in HP-UX.

I've found that programs that print barcodes on Unix are few & far between.

There are one or two output reformatting programs that claim to do barcodes
(haven't tried any), but they seem to be kind of expensive.

I've searched high & low for a free program that will do barcodes, but
the only thing I came up with is a postscript program.  I needed to
print to HP laserjets (without the postscript option), so I converted
the postscript program into a C program that produces PCL format barcodes.
I then had to modify the printer script for our laserjet printers so
it would optionally use my C program as an output filter, looking for
specific character sequences and replacing them with the actual barcode.

It was a lot of work, and the interface print the barcodes is kind of
strange, but it works for us.  I can give you the C program if you think
it will help you, but you will have to modify your printer script yourself.

BTW, the only barcode my program will generate is 3 of 9.

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1. Re. Barcode Printing on HP9000 with HP laserjet printers


HP-UX environment...

We have a barcode font generator program that might be helpful.  The
program runs under MS-DOS and produces a downloadable soft font file.
This file can be copied to a laserjet (or any PCL-5 compatible printer).
Once that is done, you just send the PCL-5 command to switch fonts and
send the data.

Code 39 does not require a checksum; you just need to enclose the data
within asterisks, which translate to the Code 39 start/stop character.  We
also have a generator for Code 128, which does require a checksum.  The
generator lets you specify the bar width, height, and other parameters of
the font.

The generator programs are not free, but they are cheap ($35).  Send me
e-mail if you would like more information, or check our page at
http://www.mecsw.com.

Bob Lounsbury
MEC Software
bar code specialists
http://www.mecsw.com

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