PCL to PDF Converter Command Line can not find the barcode fonts

Dear Support,

I am currently trying out your pcl-converter.exe. For me it would be especially important to be able to output a barcode. You have realised this in a simple way, excellent.

I'm using following command line to convert PCL file to PDF file and insert barcode font into final PDF file,

pcltool.exe -barcodetext "*####################*" -barcodefont "Free 3 of 9" TestBill.pcl TestBill-barcode.pdf

Unfortunately, I get an error message. The pattern is recognised, but your tool cannot find the barcode font.

I have copied the TTF files to C:\Windows\Fonts as explained in the readme file. After the error occurred, I still had the 2 fonts installed regularly. Also without success. In Microsoft Word I can use the now installed fonts without any problems.

What am I doing wrong? I work under Microsoft Windows 11 and have run the tests as an administrator.

Thank you very much for your help.

With kind regards



Thank you for your message. I have found the error in the meantime. The barcode font was installed under the user's account. For example:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts.
Free 3 of 9 Regular (TrueType) = C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts\FREE3OF9.TTF

Therefore the fonts could not be found. I then manually installed the fonts in the registry. For example:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts.
Free 3 of 9 Regular (TrueType) = FREE3OF9.TTF

And then it worked immediately. A small note in the ReadMe file might be helpful here.

Thank you very much for your support and help.
Thank you for the information, yes, this information is helpful to all our customers, especially those who want to use barcode fonts in PCL to PDF converter software, thank you again.


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