Re: CueCat

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Sun Sep 21 2003 - 08:41:34 CDT

Jan,

Thanks again for your diligence.
>
> Here are some more bar code samples:
>
> http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/voting-project/samples2.pdf
>
> First the string "123456789012345678901234567890" at various heights.
>
> The last three are Code B, should read "Voting modernization project",
> Code A: ^F^G^I^J^M (form feed, bell, tab, line feed, carriage return),
> and mixed Code B and C: "abcde1234567890" respectively.
>
I was able to read them all okay. One oddity: the case was reversed on the
text. Here's what I got:

vOTING MODERNIZATION PROJECT
vOTING MODERNIZATION PROJECT

ABCDE1234567890
123456789012345678901234567890

> Note that the string "123456789012345678901234567890" is longer than
> "Voting modernization project", but the compact representation of
> digits-only strings in Code C makes the first bar code shorter.
>
I see that.

> Everything is written at 22 points.
>
At this point, I am fairly skilled with the Cue Cat and I'm comfortable
reading 22 points and various lengths and heights (although the shortest one
in height was a bit tricky). I'd like to see the same example in larger
fonts. Probably, 26 points will be about right with the Cue Cat but maybe
you could give us some really large point sizes just to test with ... say
28, 32, and 40. I don't know that just anyone without some practice will
do very well with 22 points.

I think we can skip the (first two) real short (in height) barcodes.

I was unable to fully verify the code A example. I got the bell and some
line feeds but I could not determine if we got the form feed or tab. The
space between vOTING MODERNIZATION PROJECT and ABCDE1234567890 in the above
output was from a swipe of that Code A barcode.

Thanks.

Alan D.

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