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  • Download here
  • (on gentoo, at least) copy the following files into /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript (using lowercase filenames):
    • code128b.afm
    • code128b.pfb (copy from CODE128B.PS)
    • code128b.pfm
  • Add the font to Fontmap.GS (e.g. /usr/share/ghostscript/7.07/lib/Fontmap.GS):
/Code128B       (code128b.pfb)  ;
  • Try this test program:
/Code128B findfont 18 scalefont setfont
30 130 moveto
(\210My Message Is This\212) show
30 100 moveto
(\213\210Barcoding can be EASY!\212\213) show

The 213, 210 is a "quiet zone" and start code; 212 213 is a stop code and another "quiet zone" (required for the barcode reader to have a boundary between the barcode and any other text or markings).