SOLVED: Code 39 Full ASCII Special Character Encode Follow

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Jean-Daniel Paradis

Hi Everyone,

I need to encode bracket character ( [ , ] ) in a Code 39 Full ASCII barcode.

I use %K and %M to simulate the keystroke of the bracket. 

On a french canadian keyboard, i need to hold the right ALT key during the press of the bracket key to receive the good character. If i scan my barcode, i receive "^" instead of "[" and "," instead of "]"

How can i encode the press of the right ALT key in my barcode ???

Thanks

Jean-Daniel

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Pete Thane
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I take it just typing in the brackets doesn't work as I have not had a problem like this before. I am guessing it must be to do with keyboard mapping on your PC or the language of your printer 

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Jean-Daniel Paradis
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Yes, It seems to be a problem due to the keyboard language but i looking for a way to simulate the keystroke of the right ALT key during the scan

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Pete Thane
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It looks like you could be using a Zebra ZPL enabled printer from the %M command, if so, have you included the +$ and -$ at the start and end of your data string to tell the printer extended ASCII commands are included in the symbol?

It should be as one of these is the default option, but make sure the Print Method for the barcode is set to either the top or bottom option (barcodes controlled by the printer) and this option can be found on the Data Source tab of the Properties of the barcode symbol. 

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Jean-Daniel Paradis
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I found the solution.

I have to use English (United States) keyboard language instead of French(Canada)

Our scan works perfectly after the change

Thanks Peter for your time

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