GNU Barcode


GNU Barcode is a tool to convert text strings to printed bars. It supports a variety of standard codes to represent the textual strings and creates postscript output.

Main features of GNU Barcode:

  • Available as both a library and an executable program
  • Supports UPC, EAN, ISBN, CODE39 and other encoding standards
  • Postscript and Encapsulated Postscript output
  • Accepts sizes and positions as inches, centimeters, millimeters
  • Can create tables of barcodes (to print labels on sticker pages)

Downloading Barcode

Barcode is available from the main GNU download server via HTTP(S) and FTP. It can also be found on the GNU mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.

Mailing lists

General discussion of this project takes place on the mailing list <bug-barcode@gnu.org> (it's not just for bug reports, despite the name). Feel free to subscribe or browse the archives.

To subscribe to the GNU Barcode mailing list, either use the mailman web interface or send an empty email with a Subject header line of just “subscribe” to <bug-barcode-request@gnu.org>.

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