Can you suggest a Barcode font that works with Quark?

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nancyk
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Can you suggest a Barcode font that works with Quark?

Post by nancyk » 06 Apr 2007, 15:00

We are looking to find a barcode font for use in Quark... any recommendations would be great! We have tried the free version of "code-39," but it doesn't show up in Quark.
Thanks!

thing
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Can you suggest a Barcode font that works with Quark?

Post by thing » 06 Apr 2007, 15:11

Optical Beta has always worked fine for me.

Doubt it's free though - try faces.co.uk

bretperry
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Can you suggest a Barcode font that works with Quark?

Post by bretperry » 13 Apr 2007, 00:05

if you want a code 39 font, try myfonts.com or http://www.idautomation.com/free.html

You don't say if you are in OSX Tiger ... but if you are, a windows true-type font should work (as there are not as many free mac fonts out there especially bar codes)... for OSX keep looking, you might find a free one that works.

Classic or OS9 would require a mac font.
And if postscript, all mac OS's require a mac font. (opentype fonts work on anything, but mostly pricey)

Depending on what bar-code exactly you are tyring to make you may have to buy one as the freebies only do the most basic code 39's.

Is this just for a graphic "look" or are you trying to make a canable code and if so to do what?

here is a good listing of free font sites:
http://dmoz.org/Computers/Graphics/Font ... ners/Free/


You also might try slearing your font caches in OSX (use a utility or delete the "jaws" folder in quark folder and use sherlock to find all files on your drive that contain "adobefnt" and delete them. Then restart with the shift key held down. and then restart again.

also, try turning off all your other fonts (except required by system) and activating only the code 39, then, if it works, keep truning the rest on one by one or in groups until you are either back in business or find a font that conflicts with your new bar code font.

If it is an opentype font, and you are using an older font managment program or classic, you will need to install the font in your fonts folder in system folder (for classic or os9), or your user/library/fonts, or /Library/Fonts folder for OSX, which is also a good thing to try anyway even if you are using a font managment program that lets you install them elsewhere.

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