The Code 128 Auto barcode specification is used in IDAutomation Barcode Fonts, Components and Applications to create a Code 128 Auto Barcode with automatic character set switching. Code 128 Auto generates the most area-efficient barcode symbol and easily encodes ASCII 0-126, which includes numbers, upper and lower case letters, several symbols, and the GS1 FNC-1 function. The ApplyTilde option is available in Auto mode, which enables other options such as the easy generation of GS1-128 barcodes.
- Using Code 128 Auto Barcode Fonts with a font encoder returns text formatted to the Code 128 Barcode specifications.
- Using Uni_Code128 with a Universal Barcode Font Encoder returns text formatted to the Universal Barcode Font and the GS1 DataBar Barcode Font.
- The Code128 barcode option in all Components and Applications will produce a barcode image that includes all applicable start and stop digits with checksum characters when required.
Fig. 1. Code 128 Auto barcode encoding “BC12345678”.
The above Code 128 Auto barcode symbol was generated with the Barcode Image Generator at 96 DPI. A free online barcode generator is also available for testing purposes.
The Code 128 Auto barcode type is easily read and verified with the IDAutomation USB Barcode Scanner.