[scribus] Transparency in barcode
john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Jul 12 19:24:26 CEST 2010
On Monday 12 July 2010 12:33:47 Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 07/12/2010 12:21 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> > On Monday 12 July 2010 07:25:17 Leander Sukov wrote:
> >> Am Montag 12 Juli 2010 schrieb Gotthard:
> >>> I need an barcode and used the barcodegenerator.
> > can I make the
> >>> background of the barcode transparent, because the
> > background of my
> >>> project is coloured.
> >> This might be a bad idea. If an old barcode reader is
> > it might occure
> >> that the background color makes the barcode
> > Further, I cannot recall a professionally prepared book
> > had a colored or patterned background for a bar code.
> > case convention overrules your personal esthetic
> > preferences. Just because it can be done doesn't mean
> > it is a good idea.
> In the end, though, I think that there should be some
leeway in this
> process. As I go through the supermarket checkout I
notice that many
> barcodes can be in various colors, so there clearly is
some degree of
> contrast which scanners can cope with.
> I also can imagine that a background for a barcode might
be desired to
> be semi-transparent in some degree.
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I am not dealing with the issue of ultimate readability,
though that exists, but with publishing convention. A lot of
cute tricks will brand your book as an amateur effort and I
suspect this is one of them.
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