CTAN package update: pst-barcode
ctan-ann at dante.de
Mon Jul 24 00:07:16 CEST 2006
Herbert Voss writes:
> I uploaded a new version of pst-barcode.tgz to
> the uk mirror.
> please replace all files with the existing ones in
> The pst-barcode package allows printing of barcodes.
> Possible barcodes are:
> EAN-13 -- EAN-8 -- UPC-A -- UPC-E -- EAN-5 -- EAN-2 --
> ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 -- Code-39 -- Code-128 and UCC/EAN-128 --
> Rationalized Codabar -- Interleaved 2 of 5 and ITF-14 --
> Code 2 of 5 -- Postnet -- Royal Mail --
> Kix (Customer index) - Dutch Mail -- Australian postal service --
> onecode -- Symbol -- MSI -- Plessey -- Reduced Space Symbology (RSS) --
> rss14 -- rsslimited -- rssexpanded
i've installed the new version, and updated the catalogue.
thanks for the upload
> this new version has the following changes:
> ----- pst-barcode.tex
> 0.04 2006-07-23 - printing the code from the current point and
> no more from the origin
> 0.03 2005-07-26 - Changes to the documentation and the syntax
> of psbarcode (hv)
> 0.02 2005-07-26 - first version (hv)
> ----- pst-barcode.sty
> 0.02 2006-07-23 message for pst-barcode.pro loading
> 0.01 2005-07-26 first version (hv)
> ----- pst-barcode.pro
> 2006-03-04 - An encoder for the Reduced Space Symbology
> RSS Expanded was added.
> - The incorrect definition of the USPS FIM-B symbol
> was fixed.
> - An encoder for the Reduced Space Symbology RSS Limited
> was added.
> The efficiency of RSS-14 was improved.
> - An encoder for the new OneCode symbology used by the US
> Postal Service was added.
> - The FIM symbols now render according to their
> - The Postnet, Royal Mail, AusPost and KIX encoders
> were amended
> so that the metrics of their default symbols confirms
> strongly to their respective specifications.
> - The encoders now pass an array containing the widths of the
> bar space succession to the renderer allowing for sub-point
> horizontal precision.
> - The default border positions for EAN and UPC symbols were
> amended to properly enclose the human readable text.
> - The colour support code was fixed to prevent overwriting of
> the current colour when values are left unspecified.
> - The logic to guard whitespace in EAN symbols was migrated
> from the encoders to the renderer.
> - The whitespace guard symbols are now drawn directly making
> independant of any font.
> - The inter-guard bar height of EANs and UPCs was amended.
> - The renderer was amended to support the passing of encoder
> specific arguments.
> - The options barcolor, textcolor, bordercolor,
> and backgroundcolor were added to the renderer.
> - A flaw in the derivation of the top border height was
> - add support for the new ISBN-13
> - printing the code from the current point
> - The performance of the renderer was improved by avoiding
> unnecessary calls of setfont
> - The auspost encoder was extended to support the customer
> information field.
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