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Telepen is an arbitrary length barcode symbology for encoding all 128 ASCII characters without the need for shift characters.

Also known as: Telepen Alpha, Telepen Full ASCII.


Standards: USS Telepen.

Data and Options

  • The data can contain any standard ASCII data, values 0-127.
  • When the parse option is specified, any instances of ^NNN in the data field are replaced with their equivalent ASCII value, useful for specifying unprintable characters.
  • The mandatory check digit is automatically included.
  • Deprecated: Use Telepen Numeric instead. When the numeric option is given, the data is read as either pairs of digits or 0X, 1X, etc. The singular values ^000 to ^016 can also be encoded using the parse option.


Data:    Telepen
Options: includetext
Encoder: telepen

Data:    Telepen^013
Options: parse
Encoder: telepen

Symbologies Reference

Point of Sale

GS1 DataBar

Supply Chain

Two-dimensional Symbols

One-dimensional Symbols

Postal Symbols

Pharmaceutical Symbols

Less-used Symbols

GS1 Composite Symbols

Raw Symbols

Partial Symbols

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