In bug 139778, the QR code library was switched to https://github.com/nu-book/zxing-cpp
Now it is possible to also generate classic 1D barcodes, so we should offer the functionality.
The original dialog was added with https://git.libreoffice.org/core/commit/2de42b53b7c23223c38e64a75eae248d8a0cd4ec
The new title for the updated dialog can be: QR and Barcodes
*** Bug 67090 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Should we inculcate the functionality within the existing QR code dialog box by adding a feature like drop-down or something where the user could select either Qr code or Bar code and generate it as it does right now or should a new dialog box be created for serving this purpose?
Creating API for QR codes should depend on this: only after implementing more formats, the API should appear and allow creation of any of those types.
(In reply to Homeboy_445 from comment #2)
> Should we inculcate the functionality within the existing QR code dialog box
> by adding a feature like drop-down or something where the user could select
> either Qr code or Bar code and generate it as it does right now or should a
> new dialog box be created for serving this purpose?
Please use the existing dialog and add a dropdown (or similiar) where you can chose the type (as it's written in the bug title).
Ask #libreoffice-design IRC channel if you need a mockup.
I didn't try the current commit at gerrit. However I'm asking myself: What will the menu entry be after this gets pushed. Will Insert -> Object -> QR-code being changed into Barcode?
I personally struggle a bit with the idea of renaming QR-code to Barcode. A QR-code might be a species of the genus barcode. However I associate 'barcode' with "Linear barcodes" and less with "Matrix (2D) barcodes". Visa visa the same is
true. QR code isn't a "Linear barcodes"
So barcode might be technically proper description. However this might be easy misinterpreted in everyday speech.
Not that having the ideal solution here:
A) 2 entry's point to the same dialog. But well this might be seen as bloat.
B) Calling it "QR- Barcode"
D) Something else?
*** Bug 145075 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Some 2d codes :
homeboy445 committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#141193 Added support for bar codes in qrcode dialog box[API Change].
It will be available in 7.3.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Version: 18.104.22.168.alpha1+ (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: f4b353c1f52fc78a102413cac94c7fb24292bec6
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 22483; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
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The menu item still needs to be renamed to match the new dialog title, and I would move the Type combo box to be at the very top of everything else, but the functionality is there and it works! Thanks a lot Akshit!
Reviewing release notes.
I added a picture for this feature: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/7.3#Core_.2F_General
Hi. Would it also be possible to create a barcode variant with a text label? Thanks
(In reply to kabilo from comment #11)
> Hi. Would it also be possible to create a barcode variant with a text label?
Please open a new report
It would have been nice to know what type of barcode the:
Insert -> Object -> QR and Barcode...
is actually inserting, as there are dozns of different barcodes and not all barcode readers can read them all: