GS1-128 (EAN-128) was developed to provide a worldwide format and standard for exchanging common data between companies.
While other bar codes simply encode data with no respect for what the data represents, GS1-128 encodes data and encodes what that data represents.
The following properties are specific to the GS1-128 (EAN-128) type and available in the Properties panel under the Symbology property:
- Character Set
Specifies the set of symbols which can be used when setting the bar code’s text.
- FNC1 Functional Character
Specifies the symbol (or set of symbols) in the bar code text that will be replaced with the FNC1 functional character when the bar code’s bars are drawn.
- Human-Readable Text
Specifies whether or not parentheses should be included in the bar code’s text to improve the readability of the bar code’s text.