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Barcodes are printing a gap space rather than encoding the space


Legendary Poster
Hi folks,

I have an issue in that my BI Pick Slip is actually printing a physical space rather than encoding one.

Example attached Customer Item Number is actually "*3G Certified*" but it leaves a gap in the bar code between *3G and Certified*

Any ideas how to solve this as it's actually unreadable now.





Legendary Poster

What bar code method are you using (39, 128, ...)?
Whose Font? They are not all equal.

Suggest you google the subject because I doubt the issue is specific to BIP. I found this from searching
"To print the space symbol in the standard Code 39 Fonts, use "_" (the underscore) or "=" (the equal character) instead of a space.
To print the barcode representing a space symbol in Code 128 Fonts, use ASCII 194 instead of ASCII 32."


Legendary Poster
Hi Larry

We were using 3 of 9 but I can't remember where I got it from. Now I had to download a newer 3 of 9 that seems to be encoding a space.
I saw that info too thanks. I was hoping I could think of an alternative to do that.

It looks like we need a restart of the server too as a new font installation needs this.