Barcode-Glossary

2 of 5 IATA

Origin

The Code 2 of 5 IATA was developed by Datalogic in 1978 and is identical with the Code 2 of 5 5 Bars - apart from the start and stop characters. The 2 of 5 IATA belongs to the code family 2 of 5, which chiefly still consists of the „2 of 5 Interleaved“ and the code „2 of 5 Matrix“.

Further, there are several different variants that have more or less made the market to a certain extent.

Symbolbeispiele

Example of a 2 of 5 IATA Symbol with eight information characters (12345678) and one Symbol Check Digit (9):

2 of 5 IATA

Symbology Terms

The code „2 of 5 IATA” is sometimes also called

  • 2 of 5 IATA (VBCD: 2 of 5 IATA) or
  • 2/5 5 Bars IATA

The two figures 2 and 5 are expressing that each barcode character consists of 2 wide elements with altogether 5 elements.

For Information about
Areas of Application & Branches of Trade,
Classification,
Advantages / Potencies,
Disadvantages / Shortcomings,
Codeable Character Set,
Symbol Properties,
Check Digits & Data Security and
Symbol Descriptions see chapter 2 of 5 Industrial.