Code 39 Overview

Code39-barcode

Code 39 was developed by David Allais and Ray Stevens of Intermec in 1974. Their original design included two wide bars and one wide space in each character, resulting in 40 possible characters. Setting aside one of these characters as a start and stop pattern left 39 characters, which was the origin of the name Code 39.

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Supported Host Device

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Supported Business Application:

 

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mpbile's Capture SDK.

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Verify with your application provider that Socket Mobile's latest Capture SDK was implemented in your app. See the latest Capture SDK version.

See complete list of Partner Applications.

Non-Capture SDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK

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Programming

 

Code 39 symbology is supported by default on all Socket Mobile barcode scanners. You can enable or disable this symbology on your Socket Mobile scanner simply by scanning the codes below.  Note: Scanner must be in a disconnected state before scanning the command barcode.


Enable Code 39 Symbology*:

To enable the Code 39 symbology scan the barcode below:

Code39-Enable


Disable Code 39 Symbology*:

To disable the Code 39 symbology scan the barcode below:

Code39-Disable

See the full programming guide for more info and troublshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programmign guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

 

Q: What is the typical usage for Code 39?

A: Inventory Applications and Industrial Applications


Q: How to read all characters in Code 39?

A: App coming soon, please contact dataediting@socketmobile.com

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Q: How to parse the data?

A: App coming soon, please contact dataediting@socketmobile.com

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Q: Do you need help creating this barcode?

A: Socket Mobile recommends this free barcode generator: https://barcode.tec-it.com/