Re: Bar code choice

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Fri Sep 12 2003 - 09:37:55 CDT

On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Alan Dechert wrote:

> You are not really using any compression, though. You're just taking the
> binary number and converting to decimal.
>

Yes, I just use the barcode builtin compact support for
digits-only strings.

I have now made a postscript version of the printed ballot:

  http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/voting-project/ballot.ps

and also converted it to PDF:

  http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/voting-project/ballot.pdf

It is made so that it is very easy to modify font sizes, margins,
etc. The bar code should read 083076749736557242056487941267521536
(=2**116) if you have equipment to scan it.

It should be easy to write a Python program that fills in the
proper text on the ballot. I can give it a shot, but I have to
learn Python first...

> I appreciate your sensitivity to our backwardness. Still, my foot is about
> a foot long (really close with shoes on). I like that.
>

That's nice. Myself, I like to be able to do simple calculations
like this in my head: If it rains one millimeter then we get one
litre of water per square metre. How many gallons of water do you
get per square foot from one inch of rain? ;-)

/Jan
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