[clug] barcode scanners
eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Wed Mar 17 05:23:55 MDT 2010
I know that there are phone applets that read barcodes (of many types)
off their camera.
Maybe there are similar programs that will read it off any image
(or off a simple USB camera attached to your computer)?
steve jenkin wrote:
> Anybody have one or use one they could recommend?
> Or the converse - what not to get?
> I've only ever used one or two in my work, and didn't purchase or test
> them. In accidental reading, I've seen it said laser scanners (think
> supermarkets) are the benchmark.
> I'd expect very pricey unless second-hand or rent-by-the-week.
> I was thinking of scanning the ISBN/EAN-13 barcodes of my books as the
> first step in cataloguing them... Hopefully quick and easy.
> I google'd for FOSS projects that could use images from a camera and
> found this:
> Finally decided even if Zxing worked well, it'd be a lot more work :-)
> Even some dodgy piece of cheap junk would work better and faster.
> thanks in advance
Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)
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