Re: Bar code choice

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Sat Sep 13 2003 - 14:03:49 CDT

On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, David Mertz wrote:

> Adechert@aol.com wrote:
> |The ballot number is supposed to be a 4-digit number. I mentioned that it
> |could be represented with two symbols. If I'm understanding you correctly, we
> |will have 95 symbols
>
> This is too clever by at least a power of 5. If we were in 1985, such
> excessively complicated encoding might make sense (maybe), but not in
> 2003.
>

No, the number 95 came from choosing character set B in the bar code.
Character set C (digits-only) gives 100 characters, so all 4-digit
numbers can be represented using two symbols. Sorry about the confusion.

/Jan
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