On U.P.C.s and DUCKs

Frank Stajano fms27 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 19 23:14:55 CET 2002

At 2002-03-18 07:57, Shaun Craill wrote:
>As I understand it, the beginning
>sequence of a barcode describes the country or state of origin of the

This is incorrect. The first digit is the type of code. The last is a 
checksum. The two blocks in the middle tell you the manufacturer code and 
the product code.

>   Maybe we need to invent a code sequence for Calisota?

This would have been cute, though...

   Frank (filologo disneyano) http://www-lce.eng.cam.ac.uk/~fms27/

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