We have barcode scanners for keeping track of inventory in my line of business. An issue that has plagued us for some time is that the “Free 3 of 9 Barcode” font created by a great guy named Matthew Welch (located here: http://www.squaregear.net/fonts/free3of9.shtml) does not work so well with Microsoft Word.
I didn’t know this, but apparently Microsoft Word inserts a space just before the carriage return every time you press enter to start a new line. This puts the barcode character for a space after the last asterisk of your barcode, which makes it unreadable (at least it does for my Android’s barcode camera scanner).
I took his font into Font Forge and took out the space characters. While I was in there I went ahead and just linked the capital letters with the lowercase letters (this is the regular version of his font by the way, not the extended version). You can easily remove the space characters yourself with Font Forge or download it from the link below. Either way, if it helps you and you liked it, please consider donating to Matthew Welch on his website. He accepts donations through 3 major cryptocurrencies (yeah that’s right, I’m sure Dogecoin is a major cryptocurrency). I really can’t stress how trivial an effort I put into this, and how it’s entirely thanks to him that I was able to make this. Thank you, Matthew.
Barcode3of9 (a Microsoft Word-compatible version of Free 3 of 9).