Re: [OVC-developer] PDF417

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Mon May 01 2006 - 09:43:31 CDT

On Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Fred McLain wrote:

> Great work Jan!
>

Thanks.

> I wonder how we can match a reader that will accept this bar code format
> within the limited budgets of voting activists. I agree though that a
> denser format is needed then the first phase demo provided.
>

Note that it is not necessary to have a scanner that recognizes
PDF417: If you can scan the barcode into an image file, it can be
done in software. I used this tool to debug my code:

  http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdf417decode/

I haven't checked scanner prices, but you ought to get away with
something much cheaper than a PDF417 scanner.

/Jan
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