Code 128a Barcode Generation Options

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The Code 128a barcode specification is used in IDAutomation Barcode Fonts, Components and Applications to create a Code 128 Barcode in character set A, which includes upper case letters, numbers and several functions.

Caution should be used in Code 128 character set A because lowercase characters will create a function according to the Code 128 Barcode Character Set. This can be useful, however, when a tab or return needs to be easily encoded in the barcode symbol.

For example, the following data string in character set A encodes “CODE<tab>128<tab>BARCODE<return>”:

Code 128a Barcode Encoding "CODE [tab] 128 [tab] BARCODE [return]"

The above Code 128a barcode symbol was generated with the Barcode Image Generator at 96 DPI. A free online version of the barcode generator is also available for testing purposes.

The Code 128a barcode type is easily read and verified with the IDAutomation USB Barcode Scanner.