UPCA Barcode (Universal Product Code A)

Universal Product Code version A is a 12-digit barcode for uniquely identifying a product and its manufacturer. This barcode was orginally developed for use in North America and was later expanded for worldwide use as the EAN13 barcode.

Generating this barcode using the Barcode Generator

The easiest way to create this barcode is to use the Barcode Generator included in the installation package. Simply goto the Start Menu and launch Aeromium Barcode Fonts > Barcode Generator. This software automates and simplifies the creation of the barcodes for you. After the barcode is created, you can simply copy and paste the barcode into your documents.

Generating this barcode using the Barcode Generator

Generating this barcode in Excel

UPCA Barcode Fonts

The following is the list of fonts with varying heights supported by Aeromium.

FontCodeUPCH3.ttf (Default Font)

The following is the list of fonts that support the Extended Style of the UPCA barcode.

FontCodeUPCEH3.ttf (Default Font)

Using this Barcode Manually

The UPCA barcode uses a Parity table to generate the barcode and the computation of the barcode font characters involves certain amount of complexity. It is thus recommended to use the Barcode Generator or Excel Add In to generate the barcodes instead of creating them manually.

Sample Barcodes

To encode the data "01234567891", simply key in "01234567891" in the Barcode Generator. The output is as follows :

Selecting the Extended Style results in the following barcode :

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