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iec16022(1) General Commands Manual iec16022(1)


iec16022 - program to generate 2d barcodes


iec16022 [options]


This manual page documents briefly the iec16022 command.

iec16022 generates 2d barcodes conforming to the ISO/IEC 16022 standard (which is also known as Data Matrix and Semacode).


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

Sets the size of the generated barcode.
Specifies the text to be encoded.
Sets the type of ecc to be used.
Read input data from file.
Save output to file (instead of standard output).
Set the output type.
-?, --help
Show summary of options.
Show short overview of options.


To produce a datamatrix barcode for foobar in PNG format you need the following arguments:


iec16022 was written by Adrian Kennard, Andrews & Arnold Ltd.

This manual page was written by Jan Luebbe <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

2006-01-14 iec16022 0.1