^B2
^B2

^B2

The
^B2
command produces the Interleaved 2 of 5 bar code, a high-density, self-checking, continuous, numeric symbology.

Interleaved 2 of 5 Bar Code

Each data character for the Interleaved 2 of 5 bar code is composed of five elements: five bars or five spaces. Of the five elements, two are wide and three are narrow. The bar code is formed by interleaving characters formed with all spaces into characters formed with all bars.
  • ^B2
    supports print ratios of 2.0:1 to 3.0:1.
  • Field data (
    ^FD
    ) is limited to the width (or length, if rotated) of the label.
If additional information about this bar code is required, go to aimglobal.org.
Format:
^B2o,h,f,g,e,j
Parameters
Details
o =
orientation
Values:
N =
normal
R =
rotated 90 degrees (clockwise)
I =
inverted 180 degrees
B =
read from bottom up, 270 degrees
Default:
current
^FW
value
h =
bar code height (in dots)
Values:
1
to
32000
Default:
value set by
^BY
f =
print interpretation line
Values:
Y =
yes
N =
no
Default:
Y
g =
print interpretation line above code
Values:
Y =
yes
N =
no
Default:
N
e =
calculate and print Mod 10 check digit
Values:
Y =
yes
N =
no
Default:
N
Example:
This is an example of an Interleaved 2 of 5 bar code:
Comments:
The total number of digits in an Interleaved 2 of 5 bar code must be even. The printer automatically adds a leading 0 (zero) if an odd number of digits is received.
The Interleaved 2 of 5 bar code uses the Mod 10 check-digit scheme for error checking. For more information on Mod 10 check digits, see Mod 10 Check Digit.