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PDF Barcode Font Extractor

Barcode is very popular in the current information age. Numbers and characters can be encoded to barcodes and then reader by a barcode reader quickly. This avoids the operation of inputting the numbers or characters by hand which is time costing and easy to make mistake.
If you have a PDF file that uses barcodes, you can use PDF Barcode Font Extractor to extract the barcode font and reuse the font to create new PDF files. PDF Barcode Font Extractor is a command line program designed to extract embedded fonts of PDF.
The following picture is a barcode that is used in a PDF file. This article will show you how to extract the barcode in the PDF file and the use the font to create new PDF file.


Figure 1

Download the package of PDF Barcode Font Extractor, and then extract it to any place in your disk, and then you can use the program.
Open a command prompt window in your system, and then you are able to run the program. The commands to extract fonts of a PDF file are as the follows

pdffont barcode.pdf .\font_dir
In the command line, pdffont is the name of the executable program, barcode.pdf is the input PDF that has used a barcode font, and font_dir is the specified folder to save the extracted font file. The conversion progress status will be displayed as shown in Figure 2.

progress of extraction

Figure 2

After running the commands, the barcode font used in the PDF will be saved in the directory font_dir in format of, in this occasion, TTF. You can copy the font file to your Windows font folder, and then use the font in other applications in your system.

Figure 3 shows the preview of the extracted barcode font. Copy the font file in the system font folder (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\Fonts) and then you will be able to use the font in other application, for example, Microsoft Office Word.

barcode font extracted from PDF

Figure 3

As shown in Figure 4, you can see that now the Microsoft Word application can use the font. Choose the font, and type in number such as 123, the number will be displayed as barcode.

use the extracted font in Microsoft Word

Figure 4

Before extracting a font, make sure that the font is fully embedded in the PDF file. You can check this from the properties of the PDF file.
Before using the extracted font, make sure that you have observed the license agreement of the font.

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