Reports Updated With OSS Bar Code Fonts

R1.1 now includes support for the use of the BarFonts Open Source bar code fonts (http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/barfonts/).

The Code 39 font was an easy one as all it needs is stop and start characters. Unfortunately, Code 39 was not efficient enough and created very large bar codes. We chose to create a Crystal UFL (User Function Library) in order to make use of the Code 128 font. This UFL is included in BarFontsUFL.zip. To install it, copy CRUFLBarFonts.dll into C:\Windows\System32 and register the DLL by going to Start, Run, and enter this into the box:

regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\CRUFLBarFonts.dll

Now there will be a new function in Crystal called BarFontsCode128b that takes the data you want to convert into a bar code as input.

Posted by Adam Ellis 2004-04-14