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GNU barcode is a tool to convert text strings to printed bars. It supports a variety of standard code to represent the strings and creates postscript output. Features include:

  • available as both a library and a command line frontend (so you can include barcode printing in your application)
  • supports UPC, EAN, ISBN, CODE39, and other encoding standards
  • Postscript and encapsulated postscript output (other backends can be added as needed)
  • Accepts sizes and positions as inches, millimeters, and centimeters
  • Can create tables of barcodes (to print labels on sticker pages)


User manual included

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Download version 0.99 (beta)
released on 30 March 2013


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Leaders and contributors

Alessandro Rubini Maintainer
Judah Milgram Contributor
Michele Comitini Contributor

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 31 March 2013.


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