Fonts with “@” symbol

Fonts with “@” symbol

You are here:
< Back


When using Windows applications such as MS Office or Crystal, IDAutomation’s Code 128 and Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode fonts may appear first in the drop-down list with the “@” symbol prior to the font name. If this font is selected, it will not work properly and will most likely create spaces, horizontal lines or other unexpected errors in the barcodes as seen in the example below:

Excel example without @ font


To solve the problem, choose the corresponding fonts without the @ symbol in the font name as below:

These @fonts are found when using multiple character set fonts in Windows 2000 and Windows XP and are there by design and only appear in applications that support them.  The reason for the @fonts are for setting vertical Asian text to be rotated counterclockwise by 90 degrees.  For more information about the @font, please visit:

And for information for Macintosh users regarding the @fonts, please visit:

NOTICE:  IDAutomation has released an updated package, as of December 15, 2003, for the Code 128 Barcode Font Advantage Package and the Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcode Font Advantage Package, which will stop the @fonts from appearing. The old package must be uninstalled before installing the new package, and the computer must be re-booted for the changes to take effect.

Download the current version of any IDAutomation product with an active Priority Support & Upgrade Subscription.