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    Code 39 barcodes with ALEPH

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 16.02

    A unit in our organization would like to use Code 39 barcodes in the item record, as opposed to a 13-digit numeric dumb barcode. We have not set up the system for barcodes yet. My questions - Will ALEPH accept any barcode standard? Can it accommodate the use of two different types of barcodes in item records, the alphanumeric as well as numeric?

    Letters -- or letters mixed with numbers -- are not a problem, but I find that the Code 39 specification includes the following puncutation:
    - . $ / + % SPACE
    The inclusion of punctuation in the barcode is problematic and should be avoided.

    The barcodes should use only uppercase or lowercase letters (that is, they do not use a combination of upper- and lower-case letters and expect the ALEPH programs to distinguish).

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    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013