Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.8 Release Notes (June 3rd 2021)
From this release onward, all of our artifacts will be distributed on mavenCentral instead of jCenter/bintray. Please make sure to add mavenCentral() to your gradle repositories (in some cases, a project clean and rebuild is required for this to work). We also migrated all of our previous artifacts to Maven Central, so you can move away from jCenter/bintray even if you don’t want to update the Scandit Data Capture SDK for now. Please be aware that bintray will be sunset by July 4th 2021 and jCenter in early 2022 and will no longer be reachable after that point. Check add the SDK to your app for more details.
See also the System Requirements of the Scandit Data Capture SDK across all platforms.
Added support for Data Matrix Rectangular Extension (ISO/IEC21471:2020).
Added blurry barcode reader support for Codabar, increasing the decode range by up to 60% (may vary by device).
Added “strict” symbology extension for 1d symbologies. It enforces strict standard adherence to eliminate false positives in blurry, irregular or damaged barcodes at the cost of reduced scan performance. See also Symbology Properties.
Added ECI (Extended Channel Interpretation) support for DataMatrix codes.
Added ECI (Extended Channel Interpretation) support for Aztec codes.
Added GS1 support for Aztec codes.
IdCapture now supports scanning the barcode present in the following documents: Argentina ID (Documento Nacional de Identidad), Colombia ID (Cédula de Ciudadanía), South Africa Smart ID Card and South Africa Driver’s License.
RectangularViewfinder can now be instantiated with a RectangularViewfinderStyle to customize the style of the viewfinder. The new viewfinder styles can be further customized through lineStyle, animation and dimming.
Added DataCaptureView.logoStyle to customize the style of the logo shown if no viewfinder is already drawing the logo.
Added RectangularViewfinder.setShorterDimensionAndAspectRatio() which is used as the default sizing for the new styles of the RectangularViewfinder.RectangularViewfinder().
Added LabelCaptureBasicOverlay.viewfinder to allow showing viewfinders during label capture.
Added TorchSwitchControl.fromJson() to construct a control from JSON.
Improved 1d barcode scanning performance for codes with perspective distortion.
Improved decoding performance of large Data Matrix codes.
Improved 1d barcode reader decode range on the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro.
Corrected encoding names to true IANA names, i.e. from “ASCII” to “US-ASCII”, from “ISO8859-x” to “ISO-5589-x” and from “UTF8” to “UTF-8”. Note that this change might break existing code. Please update your code in case it relies on these corrected encoding names.
Corrected reported encoding for QR codes to “ISO-8859-1” if not explicitly specified otherwise. Previous to this release, when the character encoding is not explicitly specified, the QR code reader would attempt to guess the encoding. This behaviour goes counter to what’s written in the QR code specification. The new default is to assume an encoding of ISO-8859-1 (latin-1).
Corrected reported encoding for (Micro-)PDF417 codes to “ISO-8859-1” if not explicitly specified with ECI. Previous to this release, in some cases “US-ASCII” was returned.
Fixed a rare bug that caused PDF417 codes that are part of a Composite Code to be highlighted twice.
Fixed a bug of routing code length in the USPS intelligent mail symbology. With this release leading zeros are newly included in routing data.
Fixed a bug that would cause TrackedBarcode.barcode to have an outdated position.
ID Capture: Fixed an issue where Residence Permit MRZ was not scanned.
ID Capture: Fixed issues with parsing the day of expiration date for a magstripe format.
ID Capture: Fixed an issue with scanning some Belgian MRZ ID documents.
Fixed the issue where ID Capture always reported back side capture as unsupported.
GS1 AI parser: Fixed an issue causing some human-readable GS1 codes to not be parsed.
Fixed a crash that could be triggered on certain devices when deallocating the data capture view.