Bar Code 128
Code 128 is an alphanumeric symbology which is variable in length with two error-checking
alternatives. The first is an individual character level using character self-checking parity. The second is a complete message using the calculated, end of message, check digit. It is available in three versions: Version A, alpha (uppercase only) and
numeric; Version B, alphanumeric (both upper and lowercase alpha symbols) and full ASCII
capability; and Version C, a numeric-only version which allows the highest character density
possible with this code. The use of a "shift" character in this symbology allows for a switch
between the three versions at any time within a given symbol. Each data character in Code 128
is 11 modules arranged as 3 bars and 3 spaces of varying widths. As with Code 93, Code 128
uses function codes to aid the data flow via software but
has a much greater density.
Code 128 is the most compact, complete alphanumeric symbology available.
Applications For Code 128:
- Department stores and retail point of sale
- With its flexibility, this code is gaining popularity in