JL-types' barcode fonts

JL-types offers barcode font packages for the most popular barcode standards (Code128, GS1-128, GTIN/EAN 13, Code 39 and Interleaved 2/5). Among them there is the first EAN/GTIN font in the world, ViisasEAN, that take advantage of new features of OpenType technology. Also the new CleverInterleaved barcode font use OpenType technology to simplify the barcode production.

JLCode128

JLCode128 is a barcode typeface, that includes a complete set of Code 128 barcode characters. It support A, B, and C code sets. Additionally, the package include also a Excel-documents, that lets you e.g. enter data needed for creation of proper Code 128 sequences. You can use JLCode128 font also for parcel barcodes of Finnish Post and for EAN128 barcodes based on GSI-128 symbology like SSCC barcodes.

JLCode128 supports also new SEPA bank transfer barcodes.

If you ar using JLCode128 within any account program, please check that it's producer has updated the program for supportin SEPA bank transfer barcodes. You need no update for JLCode128.

JLEAN

JLEAN package includes two fonts for creating GTIN/EAN13, GTIN/EAN8, ISBN, ISSN and UPC12 barcodes: full height font JLEAN and half height font JLEAN Matala. This package includes also Excel-documents, that calculate the proper barcode sequence and also the check digit, if necessary.

The former European standard EAN (European Article Number) has merged with e.g. UPC into a global standard GTIN (Global Trade Item Numbers). That's why we are using now both names.

You can produce on JLEAN fonts also EAN AddOns, which are needed e.g. for denoting different issues on newspapers and periodicals using ISSN barcodes.

In the ViisasEAN font package there are five different faces: ViisasEAN Matala (low), MelkoMatala (quite low), Tavallinen (normal), AikaKorkea (rather high), and Korkea (high). You see all faces in the picture below.

You can produce also AddOn barcodes using ViisasEAN fonts. These are needed e.g. on publications for denoting the issue. OpenType features can not produce the check digit on AddOn barcodes, but you can calculate it using Excel or LibreOffice Calc spreadsheets included in the font package.

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ViisasEAN

This is the first and only one in this kind - as far we know!

ViisasEAN [Finnish "WiseEAN"] is an OpenType font, that can build automatically proper GTIN/EAN 13 or 8 barcode sequence without any auxiary programs. You can use this font on applications, that understand typographic OpenType features: 1) on Windows MS Word 2010 or newer (not e.g. Excel 2010 or PowerPoint), MS Excel 2013 and PowerPoint 2013 or newer; 2) on Mac OS X Mellel, TextEdit, Bean, LibreOffice 3.6 Writer and Calc or newer (on OS X 10.5 and newer); 3) on both Mac OS and Windows Quark XPress and Adobe's CS programs (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop); 4) on Linux (kernel 3.2.0 and newer) LibreOffice 4.3 (and newer). By now ViisasEAN does not work unfortunately on other programs, that have no support for typographic OpenType features.

ViisasEAN is by far the easiest way to create functional GTIN/EAN13 barcodes on product packages an ISBN and ISSN barcodes on publications: just write asterisk + 13 numbers + asterisk (for example: *6417547157168*), choose some of ViisasEAN fontfaces, and that's it. You'll get a proper barcode section without any further steps. If you nee shorter GTIN/EAN8 barcode, just type percent + 8 numbers + percent (for example: *12345678*) and you'll get a nice and proper barcode.

JLCode39

JLCode39 font package includes four fonts for creating Code 39 barcodes: half hight fonts JLCode39L and JLCode39LV (above) and high fonts JLCode39H ja JLCode39HV (below).

The font package includes also an Excel and LibreOffice/OpenOffice spreadsheet, that adds start and stop codes and calculates – if necessary – the check code.

Try to read these barcode for example on your smartphone! (e.g. using Zbar on iPhone, QuickMark Barcode Scanner on Android or ShopSavvy on WindowsPhone). You can read these barcodes even on screen.

You can upgrade JLInterleaved2/5 font package to CleverInterleaved2of5 as an affordable update here.

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JL Interleaved 2/5

JL Interleaved 2/5 package contains four fonts for creating Interleaved 2/5 barcodes: half high fonts JL Interleaved 2of5 L and JL Interleaved 2of5 LV and full high fonts JL Interleaved 2of5 H and JL Interleaved 2of5 HV. This package includes also an an Excel and OpenOffice spreadsheet, that calculates the proper barcode sequence.

New! Now JLInterleaved 2/5 font package includes extreme user-friendly fonts CleverInterleaved2of5, that have OpenType features which build the barcode without any calculation on a separate auxialiary program or spreadsheet. This package contain also JL InterleavedBox for DUN14 barcodes.

CleverInterleaved2of5 works on these applictions: 1) on Windows MS Word 2010 or newer (not e.g. Excel 2010 or PowerPoint), MS Excel 2013 and PowerPoint 2013 or newer; 2) on Mac OS X Mellel, TextEdit, Bean, LibreOffice 3.6 Writer and Calc or newer (TextEdit on OS X 10.8and newer); 3) on both Mac OS and Windows Quark XPress and Adobe's CS programs (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop); 4) on Linux (kernel 3.2.0 and newer) LibreOffice 4.3 (and newer).