Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.8 Release Notes (June 3rd 2021)
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.constructor().
Added CameraSettings.shouldPreferSmoothAutoFocus property.
Added TorchSwitchControl to allow toggling the torch on and off non-programmatically. You can add this control to a view by calling DataCaptureView.addControl() and remove it with DataCaptureView.removeControl().
Added Swift 5 support. The Swift version must be specified in the project config.xml. For more information, take a look at our guide on to add the SDK to your project.
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 on Android that could be triggered on certain devices when deallocating the data capture view.