I'm searching for library (paid or free) that allows scanning and decoding Aztec codes on Android devices.

I already checked ZXing (Zebra Crossing) but this library doesn't support Aztec codes very well.

The library will be used for scanning polish car registration. So Aztec code will look like this:

(it is quite big thats why ZXing can't handle it)

car registration

  • This site need authentication :( Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 6:01
  • Sorry, my fault: Typo. Here's the correct link: Barcode Scanners & Generators
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    Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 7:38
  • Hi Adam, did you found any solution? I have exactly the same problem :( Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 12:01
  • @TomaszPikć sadly not. I haven't found any reliable way to scan it, then project was dropped so I never came back to it. As far as I remember manateeworks.com was the best from all bad solutions. Commented Apr 15, 2017 at 15:26

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Adam if you are looking at commercial libraries for Barcode recognition on Android you can try LEADTOOLS Barcode SDK.The LEADTOOLS SDK has support for a variety or Barcode Symbologies including Aztec.

There is a demo application on the Play store that you can test as well. LEADTOOLS Barcode scanner application

This demo is developed with the LEADTOOLS Barcode SDK for Android. Here are some screenshots:

Demo application screenshots

The actual Barcode recognition is done with minimal code:

    BarcodeData data = null;
    data = mBarcodeEngine.getReader().readBarcode(<image to be processed>, <screen coordinates to search in>, <barcode symbologies to search for>);
    return data;

Source code for the barcode demo above is included in the 60 day trial version of the SDK that you can download from the LEADTOOLS Site.Please note I work for the company that develops this library.


I have spent some hours under this issue and via lots of testing I found that when you put a white border around the aztec code image, then it works quite well and fast :-) I use it in my app: //for the barcode bitmap (string) scanning: implementation 'com.google.zxing:core:3.3.3' //FOR THE CAMERA SCANNING: implementation 'com.journeyapps:zxing-android-embedded:4.0.0'

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