View Full Version : How to read Bar Codes ... interesting!

THE eXchanger
4th April 2010, 02:10

4th April 2010, 02:17
Very good! I will be looking.

4th April 2010, 02:19
Here is a full list: http://www.mecsw.com/specs/ean_cc.html

Vidya Moksha
4th April 2010, 02:30
and you dont need to see the numbers, you can work them out if you know how:
http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Read_a_Barcode?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20wired/index%20%28Wired:%20Index%203%20%28Top%20Stories%2 02%29%29&utm_content=Google%20Reader

THE eXchanger
4th April 2010, 02:44

4th April 2010, 06:36
Thank you very much for this information. Excellent guide!!

4th April 2010, 11:56
From Vidya Moksha's link:

Code 39 is a linear bar code. Two-dimensional or "matrix" bar codes are starting to show up on shipping labels and other places where higher information density is required.

In Japan, matrix-type "QR Codes" are used to encode a variety of information, including URLs to Web sites, and most mobile phones in that country can read QR bar codes using their built-in cameras. QR codes are even presented on Japanese billboards and business marquees for quick access to websites and information using a cellphone camera and net connectivity software. Looks like a Rhorshack test for a bar-code reader, doesn't it?

And I notice; no man-readable characters, either.

Vidya Moksha
4th April 2010, 12:00
From Vidya Moksha's link:

Looks like a Rhorshack test for a bar-code reader, doesn't it?

And I notice; no man-readable characters, either.

Hey Fred, the one you posted looks like a bar coded version of your avatar to me lol, what does that tell us? :P

4th April 2010, 12:03
Something old, something new;
Imagine coming across a billboard that looks like this:


You'd probably get arrested for putting it up, in the US.
Thomas Jefferson is politically incorrect among the "tax-eater" crowd, these days.

Whats it say?
That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

4th April 2010, 12:06
Hey Fred, the one you posted looks like a bar coded version of your avatar to me lol, what does that tell us? :P
Let me take a wild guess...

"I'm from the Matrix, and I'm here to help you." ?


6th April 2010, 20:50
I just tested this with a little plastic snowglobe on my desk. The bottom is clearly stamped "made in China" ... the barcode label clearly states "made in China".... yet the bar code number is: 0 50122 22311 5

Which is supposed to be "made in Canada or USA"

Sigh :confused:


This issue is important to me so I am hoping that someone may know more about this:o

Templeton Peck
6th April 2010, 21:41
Thanks for the info , i will use it.

THE eXchanger
6th April 2010, 23:07
if they are shipped NOT filled with water - then, the final assembly might be canada/or usa - thus the 0-5

it's a sneaky way; manufacturers are getting around 'the law'

11th April 2010, 08:48
May be the wrong thread but............

For years I thought (and was told) that there is no way to tell if a piece of produce in a grocery store was genetically modified or not. In the U.S., there is no regulation specifying that food retailers disclose whether food DNA has been tampered with.

Well, I was wrong. You can tell if a piece of produce is GM by looking at the "product look-up" (PLU) code on the little label.

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, physician and activist, you can determine the following by looking at the label:

* Conventionally grown food (not GM, not organic): 4 digit PLU
* Organic food: 5 digits starting with a nine
* GM food: 5 digits starting with an eight


12th April 2010, 02:31
Good info to have. Thanks for the post.

Lost Soul
12th April 2010, 12:56
Thanks for the Bar Code tip.

20th April 2010, 21:57
I'm launching a new Company called Global Garden Friends. We are putting this Bar Code information on our new website.
We are a proud Made In USA manufacturer. This will help educate our new customers.
Website will be up and running in 2 weeks. Product will be ready to ship in 6-8 weeks.
Thanks again for the information.
I'll let you know when the website has the info online.