Python barcode decoding

Robocop bthayre at physics.ucsd.edu
Mon Oct 27 21:50:32 CET 2008


On Oct 24, 1:24 pm, Mike Driscoll <kyoso... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 24, 12:05 pm,Robocop<btha... at physics.ucsd.edu> wrote:
>
> > Does anyone know of any decent (open source or commercial) python
> > barcode recognition tools or libraries.  I need to read barcodes from
> > pdfs or images, so it will involve some OCR algorithm.  I also only
> > need to read the code 93 symbology, so it doesn't have to be very
> > fancy.  The most important thing to me is that it outputs in some
> > python friendly way, or ideally that it is written in python.  Any
> > tips would be great!
>
> The closest thing I've heard of is the bar code stuff in reportlab.
> This post talks a little about it:
>
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2000-February/024893.html
>
> And here's the official Reportlab site link:http://www.reportlab.org/downloads.html
>
> Mike

I appreciate the effort, but that looks to be for generation of
barcodes if i'm not mistaken.  What i'm looking for is a barcode
DECODER, not an ENCODER (i'm currently using the purepostscript
barcode script for generation, very slick stuff), so i'm looking for
something along the lines of some barcode specific OCR libraries.



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