This page concerns basic information of Leitcode, as well as its generating and printing components.
This part talks about the Leitcode barcode. It is a numeric symbology which encodes numbers through 0-9. This code is mainly used by the Deutsche Post AG (DHL) to encode information about the recipient. The encoding pattern is similar to that of Interleaved 2 of 5. A compulsory module 10 is used to enhance data security.
Generating and Printing Leitcode Barcodes
OnBarcode provides comprehensive Leitcode generators and scanner components for Java, .NET, Android, iOS developments and several reporting applications.
The structure of leitcode is as below:
Leitcode Barcode Size Setting
As for Leitcode size setting, three factors should be considered: bar width (i.e. X dimension) barcode width and height.
Leitcode Data Encoding
Being a postal barcode symbology, Leitcode encodes only numeric digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
The information, i.e. zip code, street code, house number and product code, are all encoded in the numeric numbers.
Leitcode Encoding Pattern
Leitcode barcode uses the Interleaved 2 of 5 encoding scheme, i.e. data is encoded in both bars and spaces. The difference is that Leitcode need a compulsory module 10 checksum digit for better data security.
Leitcode Barcode Checksum Digit
Leitcode specifications require a module 10 checksum digit, which will be automatically added by OnBarcode Leitcode Generators.