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Re: Intent to package UPC barcode generator ; barcode

I don't want to create bar codes, but I'd like to scan my books/CD's
into a database. I haven't made it through all my wife's books and she
hasn't read all mine. It'd be nice to look up a book on my palm pilot to
make sure we don't already have it before buying it at the store.

Would a database with the codes for books be free/affordable/expensive?

Thanks for any info.

On Sun, Mar 14, 1999 at 10:15:06PM -0800, Jim Westveer wrote:
> Universal Product Code (UPC) is that vertical bar "stuff" 
> you see on all products that you purchase.  Here in the States
> the actual numbers are regulated by the Uniform Code Council Inc.
> http://www.uc-council.org/
> Although there are MANY types of barcodes and machine readable
> codes, my first package will only cover the UPC code 
> (11 digit + check sum).  A working example can be accessed 
> at http://www.netnw.com/~jwest/barcode.cgi?xxxxxxxxxxxx where
> xxxxxxxxxxxx is the 12 digit code you wish to create ( or 
> alternatively 11 digits, and it will calculate the check code).
> The program will be GPL'ed.
> I am looking forward to cleaning up the code, and learning how
> to create a usable .deb package, man page, web interface..etc.
> Please let me know if there is already such a package, or if 
> someone is already working on such a package.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> The software required Win95 or better, 
> so I installed Linux.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Jim Westveer ------------- jwest@netnw.com 
> phone -------------------- 425-392-0141
> -----------------------------------------------------------------

Lee Bradshaw                 lee@sectionIV.com (preferred)
Alantro Communications       lee@alantro.com

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