It codes 43 characters, alpha-numeric and seven marks; Named from that three bars in nine (consists of 5 black bars and 4 white bars) are wide.
For its many character types and lower misreading rate,
it is standardized in ANSI,
and adopted by
LOGMARS (Logistics Applications of Automated Marking Reading Simbols)
of the Department of Defense (U.S.),
AIAG (Automotive Industry Group, in U.S.),
HIBC (Health Industry Business Communication Council), etc.
In Japan, it is adopted as a standard of governmental and private industries, by EIAJ (Electronic Industries Association of Japan), etc., and is standardized in 1994, as JIS X 0503.
|* Character Set||Alphabets, Numerics and seven Marks|
|* Code type||Discrete|
|* Length of symbol||variable|
|* Self Check||Yes|
|* Character Density||about 3.7 chars/cm|
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