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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 (default: 200).
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 0.2.7