[ubuntu-uk] qlcodes on ubuntu cd wallets

Grant Phillips-Sewell dcglug at cornwall-it.co.uk
Thu Dec 22 00:10:28 UTC 2011

Something like this:

I created a 200x200 QR of "http://www.ubuntu.com" using
"http://www.qrstuf.com".  Downloaded it.  Upscaled it to 800x800.
Downloaded the Ubuntu COF EPS file(s) from
Imported the orange COF at 800x800, superimposed onto the QR code and
spent about 5 mins in GIMP merging the two.  The COF is quite apparent
in the result, and the QR still works nicely.

Two things that I'm really not sure about.  Firstly, I feel the QR
would work better with more datapoints - that way there would be
fewer, and smaller "gaps" in the resultant QR/COF composition.
Secondly, I'm not sure that QR-linking to "http://www.ubuntu.com" is
very productive.  The main Ubuntu website does not work especially
well on a small screen (http://tinyurl.com/UBUNTUonHTC ... I know the
picture is large, but the HTC Sensation has a high res screen, the
device itself is still only about 4.5" corner-to-corner).


On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 10:29 PM, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:
> On 21/12/11 21:59, Grant Phillips-Sewell wrote:
>> I kinda like the idea but all too often the QR codes used are dull and
>> unimaginative. I'm sure you can find a way to make them more interesting.
>> Grant.
> Colour them pink?  Or replace them with a web address? How about www.ubuntu.com :-)
> I see the idea though.  Can't say I scan QR codes much, I used to when I first got my phone, now I tend to ignore them.
> Rob
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