[IAEP] bar code

David Farning dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Thu Mar 26 19:13:17 EDT 2009

I believe you are right.  Being American, EAN passed over my head
without notice.  https://commerce.bowker.com/BarCode/faqs.asp

Some places are offering to sell bar codes at around $5US apiece:( It
does look like some we can easily generate our selves at no cost.


On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 6:03 PM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> if you're referring to the actual number, I think an ISBN number is
> just a special case of an EAN-13 number, which this page seems to
> confirm: http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/isbn/transition.asp
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:58 PM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have achieved excellent results with GNU barcode, I used a simple
>> bash script to generate PDFs for label sheets to inventory several
>> thousand videocassettes.
>> I can find the script tomorrow, I think there was a PS to PDF step or
>> an imagemagick call but the magic is in barcode itself which does
>> EAN-13 and most if not all of the encodings used in business.
>> Sean.
>> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:37 PM, David Farning <dfarning at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>>> The next issues is the barcord.  Does anyone have information this to
>>> get me started?
>>> It looks like amazon and the other large distributors require one.  Is
>>> this a ISBN bar code? or something else?
>>> david
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