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TITLE Intelligent Mail Barcode encoder SUMMARY This module provides a function for using a "dll" file from the USPS that will create the necessary encoding so that you may print one of the new Intelligent Mail barcodes. The new barcode is not like the old. When you use this module, you do NOT get a barcode. What you get is a string of letters which are then printed with a barcode font. THAT is what produces the new barcode. You can not manually translate a zip code into the encoding string. There is a lot of calculation behind the scenes. DOCUMENTATION Make sure that the file usps4cb.dll is in the same directory as your program. Then load this module: do %usps4cb.r When you load the module as shown above, the result will be a function that you may call to encode a zip code for printing. As part of the loading process, the module also will use the library to do a test encoding so that if anything goes wrong, you could look at the test results to make sure that things are working correctly. To encode a zip code, you have to know not only your zip code, but your tracking number. This is a number you get from the USPS. This module does not help find the values you need to encode for anything. All it does is perform the encoding. WHAT you encode is up to you. When you have those numbers available, set their values in the words: IMB-TRACKSTRING IMB-ROUTESTRING Then call the function with: IMB-ENCODE The resulting encoding will be in IMB-BARSTRING. The encoding will be 65 characters of the letters ADTF. This encoding is what you print, using the proper barcode font.