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Converts text strings to printed bars

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

Related Projects

  • BarcodeWriter
  • Kbarcode


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlatermtjm26 September 2014

Leaders and contributors

Judah Milgram Contributor
Michele Comitini Contributor
Alessandro Rubini Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)
Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 February 2018.


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