Version 188.8.131.52 of the Softek Barcode Reader Toolkit SDK for Linux/OSX/iOS/Android has been released. Improvement to the recognition of QrCodes that have part of an edge missing. Quiet zones for QrCodes are now enforced correctly for color images larger than 1MB in size. Fix for very slow QrCode recognition on 64-bit systems with certain images.
Version 184.108.40.206 of the Softek Barcode Reader Toolkit SDK for Windows has been released. The main SDK has been rebuilt using VS2022 optimization and in tests runs about 5% faster than previous versions. SoftekSDKDemo now handles the ReadQRCode property correctly when editing an XML file. Improvement to the recognition of QrCodes that have part of
We’re pleased to announce that version 2.8.1 of BardecodeFiler has been released. Changes for this version: Desktop users can now pick specific files for processing via File/Open or Ctrl-O. Ideal for processing ad-hoc files. Input and Output folders can now be modified direct from the menu. Files that have been recently modified can now be
Both the Windows and the Linux versions of the SDK have been updated to version 9.1.5. The includes a security update for Zlib from 1.2.11 to 1.2.12. Here’s the full list of changes: Improvement to Code 25 recognition algorithm to reduce the possibility of a false positive result when a barcode has a split bar
Most barcodes store text information but 2-D barcodes (such as QR-Code, Datamatrix and PDF-417) can also be used to store binary data. This article explains how to get at the binary data using the Softek Barcode Reader Toolkit. 2-D barcodes don’t have any way of telling the barcode reader how they’ve been encoded so it’s
We’re pleased to announce that version 2.7.1 of BardecodeFiler has been released. NOTE: License keys issued for version <= 2.6 will not work with this version. Please contact email@example.com for further details. Here are the release notes: New menu structure for configuring options with a search function and links between pages. Can convert local
Version 9.1.4 of the barcode reader SDK has been released. This applies to both the Windows version and the Linux/OSX/iOS/Android version. Most of the changes apply to 2-D barcode recognition as follows: The requirement for a minimum distance between 2 identical 2-D barcodes has been removed. A new property called Min2DLength (minimum length of a
We’re pleased to announce full support for the Apple M1 Chip in our Linux/OSX/iOS/Android version of the barcode reader SDK. We will continue to support Intel builds for OSX for the time being.
Here’s an example of how PDF files could be handled on Docker using Ghostscript, though the same idea could be adopted for any third party conversion tool. Note that this is using SoftekBarcodeNetStandard from NuGet. 1. Add the following to Dockerfile to install Ghostscript RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y ghostscript 2. Use code
The Softek Barcode Reader Toolkit can now be used with Docker and .Net with multi-platform support in a single NuGet package. Key facts: .Net Standard 2.0 Includes native DLL files for OSX, Windows (x86 & x64) and Linux (x86 & x64). Automatically selects correct native DLL at run-time (see below). Reads barcodes from TIF or