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We use an barcode reader. It runs on Ubuntu but reads different character.

example:

In barcode: 86912464
Ubuntu read as: 3~3~BDBCD

here is my xinput list

    ali@ali-samsung:~$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad                  id=14   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                     id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ WebCam SC-13HDL12131N                     id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Scantech-ID BV Scantech-ID BV Mica Scanner Keyboard emulation id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
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What kind of USB barcode reader are you using? I just wonder with a USB barcode reader, whether it will scan the barcode images from (for example Excel speadsheet) automatically, without any manual actions. –  user144914 Mar 28 '13 at 1:56

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Have you configured the barcode scanner correctly? There exist many different barcode types. I only know it for the Honeywell scanners we use, you configure them using pre-defined barcodes.

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