Topic: Barcodes lack of standards

Some dumps have spaces between numbers and some don't.. isn't it time we choose a standard? I vote for barcodes without spaces. Besides, we have to make a distinction between 13-digit EAN codes (Europe dumps, and maybe others..?) and 12-digit UPC codes (USA dumps, and maybe others...?).. UPC can be turned into EAN by adding a zero in front, but I think it's better to leave it as 12-digit UPC.

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I think they should be without spaces.

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Why not? IMO, they should be typed with all the spaces and other letters (like the triangle brackets), it's not that hard to type them all.

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What is the proper output of a scanned barcode? It is without spaces if i'm not mistaken. My vote is for no spaces.

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DMEnduro wrote:

What is the proper output of a scanned barcode? It is without spaces if i'm not mistaken. My vote is for no spaces.

Yea its without spaces, I agree it should be without spaces.. and the solution in the db when there are more than one barcode reported works great.

XXXXXXXXX (Germany)
XXXXXXXXX (Spain)

And so on..

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Now that we are talking about barcodes, there's one that has always baffled me: a letter and 11 numbers. Maybe it's some kind of obscure standard used only in Japan, but I've never seen anything like it.

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The first letter ('T' or 'F') isn't included in the JAN code.