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Can 2D Barcodes (Aztec, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, PDF417, and QR Code) display human readable data?

I am using the Java Component and see it is possible to display the human readable for 1D using the showText property (1D Documentation).

I just cannot find it anywhere in the 2D documentation.

Please help!




12-19-12     588 day(s) ago     Views: 676

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James

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As it turns out, due to the tremendous amount of data 2D barcodes can hold, it is not an available option.

The idea behind 2D barcodes is to represent the maximum amount of data, in the smallest space possible, while minimizing the chance for errors. So, to display the human readable meaning of the encoded data beneath the barcode defeats that purpose.

However, you can just place a string of data or text separately underneath the generated barcode, if you feel it is necessary.


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