[maemo-users] mbarcode trouble

From: Paul Hartman paul.hartman+maemo at gmail.com
Date: Thu Oct 28 18:05:50 EEST 2010
On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Brian Keck <bwkeck at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can't figure out how to use mbarcode on my n900.  I can save a photo
> to a file, but can't see how to extract the ISBN number or such.  I've
> never had my own barcode reader before, so maybe just ignorant.

Open your camera lens, close the camera app if it auto-starts, then
run mbarcode. Aim it at a barcode.

The application has a lighter-colored window in the middle of the
screen with a red line in it. Be sure your barcode fits entirely in
the light area. If it is a one-dimensional barcode, align it so that
the red line goes all the way through the whole barcode. It should
automatically detect and decode the barcode at that point, taking you
to a new screen where it shows the content of the barcode, link to
google it, etc.

Depending on lighting/color of barcode/angle of camera etc. it can
sometimes take a while to read it, or not work at all, but in the vast
majority of times I've tried it will read the barcode withinin two or
three seconds.
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