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AustraliaPost barcode class.

Namespace:  PDFTech.Barcodes.Barcode1D
Assembly:  PDFTechLib (in PDFTechLib.dll) Version: (


public class AustraliaPost : BasePDFBarcode1D
Visual Basic (Declaration)
Public Class AustraliaPost _
	Inherits BasePDFBarcode1D
Visual C++
public ref class AustraliaPost : public BasePDFBarcode1D


Australia Post is a type of 4-State bar code. Each symbol comprises four types of bars ('states') each of which is identified by both a name and a value. Each bar comprises a 'tracker' (middle section), to which an 'ascender'(top section) and/or 'descender' (bottom section) may be added. Using this 4-State format allows the code to contan more information in a set length than other postal codes while making the symbol easier to decode. It also allows the codes to be reliably printed using simple printing techniques such as dot matrix, bubble/ink jet and laser. The value to encode has the following structure:
  • 2 digits for Format Control Code (FCC) which only valid values are: 11, 87, 45, 92, 59, 62, or 44
  • 8 digits for Sorting Code or Delivery Point Identifier (DPID)
  • Alpha numeric characters (free format) for Customer Information Field (only available for FCC equals to 59, 62, or 44)

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