Barcode Scanners on Junior Librarian
One of my heads wanted extra scanners to put into the classrooms and found somewhere that sold the same product for half microlibs price :)
But it seems that when the old scanner scans a code - it either adds a tilde (~) to the beginning (tested by just scanning codes into wordpad) OR the barcodes actually contain a ~ (unlikely).
The new ones don't add the tilde (~) :(
These are CipherLab Model 1000s and it seems you can program them by using barcodes (from a word document on the driver CD) to change the configuration,
However, I don't seem to be able to get the tilde character (should be Ascii 7E according to my info) to go into the scanner - instead it outputs the funny symbol that you get in the top left corner of a PC keyboard (like a reversed L on its side)
Now I'm thinking that since Ascii 24 is also outputing a £ sign and not the standard Ascii #, that the ~ is just misplaced as well.
Without going through all 127 possibilities ( :) ) have any old guru's got an idea as to which code the ~ could be mapped to?
For the younger gen - Ascii is what we used before Unicode came along :p