RTF doc using C128, ITF or I2of5 causes errors

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RTF doc using C128, ITF or I2of5 causes errors

This error was discovered by someone using IDAutomation’s Crystal Reports Barcode Font UFL to create reports with the Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcode Fonts. The error occurred while exporting the report to an RTF file and then importing the file into Microsoft® Word. During the import, any barcode containing the number ’90’ would cause Word to generate an error and crash. It was determined that certain combinations of extended characters in RTF documents, used for the barcode fonts, can cause Word to generate an error. This appears to be an issue with MS Word and is caused by the encoding of extended characters that are required with the standard Code 128 or Interleaved 2 of 5 fonts. Encoding Code 128 in RTF causes the same problem.


This problem does not occur when using the Universal Barcode Font. An additional solution is to use something other than RTF documents or to open in something other than Word. Other options may include using DOC or PDF files.

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