Re: Bar code samples

From: <Adechert_at_aol_dot_com>
Date: Fri Sep 19 2003 - 10:45:19 CDT

In a message dated 9/19/03 12:32:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time, jan@it.uu.se
writes:

> I have made some bar code samples at various lengths and font
> sizes, you can get it here (two pages):
>
> http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/voting-project/samples.pdf
>
> From my own tests I found that font size 16 is too small.
> I manage to scan less than half of the time, even when printed
> on a 1200 dpi printer. I can scan font size 18 every time, if
> I'm careful, also when printed at 600 dpi.
>
> The numbers you should get from the bar codes are 1234567890
> repeated.

Cue Cat test results:

I went over each bar code in quick succession. My technique was to go back
and forth quickly. i.e., I went over one back and forth and then went to the
other. The first time I got all of them with the first read on the right to
left and left to right.

I was a little confused about the font size. The larger fonts are a little
longer but no taller on the printout. Is that the way they should appear.
There is very little difference in appearance between font sizes and no
difference in readability (that I could discern).

TWO TEST RUNS

1234567890123456
1234567890123456
123456789012345678901234
12345678901234567890123456789012
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456
1234567890123456
123456789012345678901234
12345678901234567890123456789012
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456
1234567890123456
123456789012345678901234
12345678901234567890123456789012
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456

1234567890123456
12345678901234567890123456789012
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456
1234567890123456
123456789012345678901234
12345678901234567890123456789012
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456
1234567890123456
123456789012345678901234
12345678901234567890123456789012
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456
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