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Does anyone know a good piece of software that can read aztec codes? I have bunch of aztec codes here from several companies, and for educational purposes, I want to know what they say.

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For any OS or some specific one? –  Jonik Aug 31 '09 at 10:15
    
Linux/windows will do, I have a Windows Mobile phone too –  user163365 Aug 31 '09 at 10:32
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Try NeoReader:

The NeoReader is a universal barcode scanning application that transforms your mobile phone into a barcode scanner and allows you to access mobile web content by scanning codes from print ads, publication, packaging, billboards, retail display, broadcast media, or any other medium. Universal means that the NeoReader scans all the standard code types (Data Matrix, QR codes, Aztec Codes, EAN, UPC, and Code 128), so NeoReader is the only scanning software you’ll need.

NeoReader is available for most mobile phone platforms (including S60, Blackberry OS and iPhone OS) Visit get.neoreader.com on your mobile phone to download the appropriate version, or download NeoReader manually onto your computer and transfer it across to your mobile phone.

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NeoReader does not seem to recognize the Aztec Codes –  user163365 Aug 31 '09 at 10:35
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Quick searches in my usual suspect locations don't turn up obvious candidate solutions for you. Aztec is supported by code in some cell phones. IIRC, it got a lot of popular use in Japan that way, for instance. Wikipedia has more details, but no list of easy software to integrate.

Some tidbits from my travels:

  • NeoReader on an iPhone is claimed to recognize Aztec codes, but may also be limited to use for the purpose of URL redirection where their servers convert a UID stored in the barcode symbol into an URL for the web browser. They don't appear to be a general purpose "keyboard-wedge" type reader.
  • Postscriptbarcode implements creation of symbols in a large number of symbologies in pure PostScript, including Aztec code.
  • 3S Industries sells a scanner for Aztec and other 2D symbols. Its available for sale, but will cost over US$500 at specialty shops supporting point-of-sale applications.
  • Zebra Crossing (zxing) is an open source barcode reader for lots of 1D and 2D symbols. In 2D, they support DataMatrix, QR Code, and PDF417 but not Aztec at the moment.
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