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Barcode font does not work

I have a small program that puts some text on a tiff image. It converts a string of numbers into a barcode using the "3 of 9 Barcode" font. It has been working fine. Now I need to change the barcode font from "3 of 9 Barcode" to "IDA Code39 HR SHORT".  But for some reason it does not work. I tried a few different fonts listed in Windows\Fonts.  Some work and some don't.  The program does not produce an error message when it does not use the specified font. It just uses a different font that looks like Arial. Any idea why is that?  I can use "IDA Code39 HR SHORT" in other programs such as Word.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Any time your system does not have a specific font, it will substitute some other font.  It's not surprising that your program does no produce an error message because it doesn't know that one was created.  Have you installed a "IDA Code39 HR SHORT" font?
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tncodeCommented:
You may want to install a IDAutomationC39HS font--this is the Code 39 Font that displays human readable and a short or small barcode height.

  http://www.idautomation.com/fonts/code39/

Specifications:
http://www.idautomation.com/fonts/code39/fontnames.html
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occrAuthor Commented:
The "IDA Code39 HR SHORT" font is installed and I can use it in other applications.  I can also display it by double-clicking it in the the Windows/Font folder.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If that's the case, then I'd have to say that your small program is the thing that doesn't understand that font file.  Can you tell us what program it is?  In addition to regular photo programs like Photoshop, I can use Irfanview (which is free http://www.irfanview.com/ ) to place text into images.
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occrAuthor Commented:
The problem is with the function I am using to place the text string (barcode) on the image. It's supposed to support all Windows fonts but if you look deeper in the documentation it only supports certain barcode type fonts and the one i want to use is not one of them.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Sorry to hear that but thanks for the points.
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