2 of 5 Datalogic

Barcode-Glossary

2 of 5 Datalogic

Origin

The Code 2 of 5 Datalogic was developed by Datalogic in 1979. The Code 2 of 5 Datalogic belongs to the code-family of 2 of 5 that – apart from the start and stop characters – chiefly still consists of the code „2 of 5 Matrix”.

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

Symbology Examples

Example of a 2 of 5 Datalogic Symbol

2 of 5 Datalogic

Example of a 2 of 5 Datalogic Symbol with ten Information Characters (1234567890)

2 of 5 Datalogic with ten Information Characters

Symbology Terms

The Code „2 of 5 Datalogic” is sometimes also called

  • 2 of 5 Datalogic (2 of 5 3 Bars Datalogic) or
  • 2/5 3 Barcode Datalogic

The two figures 2 and 5 are expressing that each barcode character consists of 2 wide elements with altogether 5 elements. Two of these elements are wide, three are narrow.

Advantages / Strong Points

  • High information density

Disadvantages / Weak Points

  • Not self-checking
  • The spaces do carry information
  • The error-tolerance level is low

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