TransBar 5 Codes 2/5

TransBar 5 Codes 2/5 allows the obtaining of barcodes of four types :

Fields of application

TransBar 5 Codes 2/5 allows you to create barcodes for the following fields of application :

Storable characters

Barcodes Codes 2/5 can only store numbers :

A partial reading of the barcode, therefore on only a part of the data, is a risk to symbologies 2/5. Three techniques make it possible to avoid it :

Supported standards

The barcodes generated by TransBar 5 Codes 2/5 respond to the common standards and appellations :

Graphic capabilities, excluding ITF 14

Excluding the ITF 14 standard, TransBar 5 Codes 2/5 generates barcodes of seven common heights :

Heights Code 2/5 not interleavedHeights Code 2/5 interleaved
and in all sizes, within the limits of the standard, or even after a warning, beyond the limits of the standard :
Sizes Codes 2/5

Barcodes are obtained without a caption or are automatically provided with a caption :

Legends Codes 2/5

In Code S, essentially used by the CIP HR french standard, the automatic legend will be slightly shifted to the left; if this graphic feature is not accepted, use a non-legendary barcode and associate a legend obtained by a second inscription in a traditional font, see bellow examples obtained :

Graphic capabilities, ITF 14 standard

The ITF 14 standard specifies a nominal size and describes the height and width of the bar as well as the frame widths for some other sizes. The reference TransBar 5 Codes 2/5 proposes 7 ITF 14 barcode font allowing to obtain the factors of size 62,5%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%, 110% and 120% :

ITF 14 size 62,5 %
ITF 14 size 70 %
ITF 14 size 80 %
ITF 14 size 90 %
ITF 14 size 100 %

These bar codes are likely to be read from afar, under the wrong conditions of a warehouse, so factors 110 and 120% can not be presented here for lack of space. However, it is possible for special applications to use ITF 14 transcription with traditional TransBar Code 2/5 interleaved fonts, which makes it possible to obtain barcodes as small as necessary.

The ITF standard 14 associates each bar code with a legend including spaces; but these spaces are not encoded in the bars and a font with automatic caption is therefore not possible. The legend must therefore be obtained by a second line under the bars of the bar code, for example in Helvetica or Arial :

barcodes ITF 14 with legend

Transcription 2/5 not-interleaved

The transcription (expression of information to be coded as text to be printed by a barcode font) is particularly simple in Code 2/5 not-interleaved and makes it possible to dispense the use of TransBar when no control character is requested :

Transcription Code 2/5 not-interleaved

In a document template, it is possible to prepare a blank barcode composed by only two characters "<" and ">": then, when finalizing the document, just put the cursor between these two characters and enter the reference to be coded to obtain a bar code memorizing what we have just typed:

Code 2/5 not-interleaved blank

Similarly, a spreadsheet column will be easily encoded by a second column linked to the first by a formula enabling the information to be automatically framed by "asterisk" characters :

Code 2/5 not-interleaved in spreadsheet

Finally, a database can print a field as a barcode by asking in the print model that this field be preceded and followed by the characters "<" and ">", as it would be required to be preceded by a $ or followed by a € if it was a financial amount.

Transcription 2/5 interleaved

Without being very complex, the interlaced 2/5 transcription requires automatic processing by the TransBar software or by a procedure written by you in the language of your choice according to the rules adopted by the TransBar software. When the number of digits to be coded is odd, a zero is automatically added to the left of the number, then each pair of numbers is replaced by a character determined by a table, and finally the set is framed by the "<" and ">" characters. Examples :

Transcription Code 2/5 interleaved

Consult the TransBar transcription method 2/5 interleaved

Transcription ITF 14

TransBar provides a specific transcription for the ITF 14 standard, which differs from the interleaved 2/5 transcription only on three points:

Consult the TransBar ITF 14 transcription method.

Transcription Code S

The Code S is an extension of the Interleaved Code 2/5 for encoding numbers with an odd number of digits. Although this coding is not often used, TransBar provides a specific transcription, which acts :

Transcription CIP-HR

TransBar provides a specific transcription for the CIP-HR standard, which differs from Code S transcription on three points :

Minimum system requirements for TransBar 5

The most recent version of TransBar 5 and its fonts have been tested with success on the following configurations :

with any software that supports text writing, copy and paste, text importation or CSV files, and offering the choice of the font and the font size for non-scalable printing ; a print where 72 DTP points (pica) are 25.4 mm in accordance with the current standard of DTP and professional printers.

The use of the "server" function is limited to software that can be programmed to implement it.

Any printers with a resolution of 300, 600, 900, 1200, 1800, 2400 dots per inch.

All printers of another resolution, as long as this resolution is known and in the layout software, the font size can be expressed as a fractional value (for example 42.37 points, without this input turning into 42 points), under penalty of:


Consult the evaluation manual step by step

Technical documentation

Consult :