On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Erik Enge wrote:
> [Curtis Maloney]
> | Well, I have used Zope with a Barcode scanner.  Since the scanner
> | (as do most) work via the keyboard, AS a keyboard, there is really
> | nothing special to do.
> Ok, so it translates the barcodes to a string or what?

No, it types the barcode, as if it were a keyboard.  MOST barcode scanners 
I've encountered (Intermech, Symbol, various others) plug into AT or PS/2 
keyboard ports, and act exactly as keyboards.

> Which scanner was this?  Product, model type, etc.

Check out http://www.umd.com.au/contents.html

> | From what I can find (working for a company that sells barcode and
> | mag stripe scanners) you should have little trouble finding either
> | that will interface as a keyboard.
> What is the mainstream format for the codes when the are scanned in?
I don't understand what you mean.

> | Have a better one,
> I will - you too :)


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