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Old 09-09-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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Barcode reader software

I am writing an app that will allow users to fax documents into any hylafax system. Once the fax's are received, the documents are placed in folder where they can be sorted, based on the barcode that is on the page. However, I am having alot of trouble finding an opensource barcode reader/decoder to handle the last portion of this project. Does anyone know of one that I can use.
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Google "linux barcode reader". There were several hits that looked useful.
Old 09-11-2005, 01:54 AM   #3
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There are at least 2 types of bar code readers.

(1) Those with a "Y" connection to the keyboard. Just position the cursor over a data entry field in a form and scan the image.

(2) Off line ones. They download ASCII text files to the computer using serial protocols. Now upload them into your app. (The offline program generation software usually requires DOS).

Both work well for DOS and no reason why they shouldn't in Linux.

Did you try these methods.

If not, what is the exact need?

If it is symbology, then the particular FAX software manual should give details.



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