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Jan 17, 2005 at 07:00 PM

Control Character in EAN 128/UPC 128


I am using barcode format EAN128. There is something called as FNC1 (Function code) in barcode. This acts as a separator between Application Identifiers. For ex, if the barcode is a combination of material number and expiry date this FNC1 acts as a separator so that when they scan the barcode they can differentiate between material number and expiry date.

The OSS notes 119604 and 645158 says that FNC1 = decimal 128. How to put this FNC1 character in my barcode?

I tried concatenating the hexadecimal format for 102 along with the material and date. But it does not work.