[Scribus] Barcode generator price suffix.

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Sat Jun 9 15:53:33 CEST 2007

John R. Culleton wrote:
> On Saturday 09 June 2007 07:18, william f. maddock wrote:
>> On Jun 9, 2007, at 3:14 AM, Petr Van?k wrote:
>>> On so 9. ?ervna 2007, william f. maddock wrote:
>>>> Is that third party software included with scribus? If not, how
>>>> do we install it so that scribus will recognize it and use it?
>>> It's included in Scribus packages already. The GUI frontend can
>>> be found at
>>> menu: Extras > Barcode Generator
>> Right. Found that. Now to figure out how to use it. It didn't send
>> anything to the printer, nor did it provide anything to place in
>> the document. I'm on Mac OS X 10.3.9, by the way.
>> ___________________________________________________________________
>> _____ _________________________
>> http://www.lulu.com/billsey
> I sugest as an alternative the bookland.py program found at:
> http://www.tux.org/~milgram/bookland
> It provides the optional price code add-on. The current Scribus 
> program doesn't. bookland.py runs standalone but someone cleverer 
> than I could probably tie it to Scribus. It will generate from either 
> 10 digit format or 13 digit format and will calculate the check 
> digit.  I can enter:
> bookland 978-1.60019-001-*  >test.ps
> and get a 2007 style barcode and human-readable legend on top. 
> Or I can enter  
> bookland 978-1.60019-001-*  51995 >test2.ps
> and get the same bar code but with the price extension and associated 
> bar code. 
> The resultant eps file can be imported into Scribus and placed like 
> any other graphic.
Someone with a little Python experience could probably make a script to 
generate this within Scribus.
Here is the one I wrote for Postnet codes:
Postnet codes are surely more simple, in that they just consist of a 
series of lines all the same thickness, but 2 different lengths. But 
there is also this correction code to deal with.

Once you know the specs for the code you're interested in, you can just 
draw a series of lines on the document, then add to the script whatever 
other elements you like.


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