Help Us Test Our New QRpedia Codes

QRpedia is changing the way we create QR codes – and we need you to help us test them!

At the moment, QRpedia codes have a small problem with accented characters and non-Latin alphabets. When you scan in a code with accents, you may see a screen like this:

We want to change that, so you see something like this:

So, here’s the new style QR code which should cope with non-English characters.

Can you please scan it with your phone and answer four simple questions:

  1. Can you see the foreign characters in the URL once scanned?
  2. Are you able to visit the link?
  3. What phone are you using?
  4. Which QR scanner are you using


Thanks for all the tests. Looks like we won’t be going with these new style QR codes. While they work well in Android – they seem problematic on some iPhones and Nokias. Oh well, back to the drawing board!

29 thoughts on “Help Us Test Our New QRpedia Codes

  1. 1. I could see a variety of foreign characters in the link
    2. link clicked through to a Wikipedia page about a fictitious Greek dish
    3. Using HTC Sensation (Android)
    4. Using Android ZXing Barcode Scanner

  2. 1. Yes
    2. No (displayed as a QR Code Message)
    3. Nokia Lumia 800
    4. Built-in Bing Search scanner

    • So you were able to visit the website using the Lumia’s scanner? Ed Lea said it didn’t work for him – and I don’t see the Lumia in the logs.

    • Ok, good to know. Looks like we’ll go with the regular codes then. It’s no good if it doesn’t work on Nokias.

  3. Yes,
    iPhone 4s
    standard Google search app

    saying that – it didn’t link to a greek dish, but a japanese page. My japanese is pretty non-existent so no idea what it’s about.

  4. 1) yes
    2) yes and no. I get the message : Sorry, but Wikipedia does not have the page … in your language”
    3) Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 running Android 2.1
    4) Barcode Scanner v. 3.6

    • Thanks Christina. So the URL worked – but because your phone was set to “da” as its language, it didn’t get to the final page. Thanks for commenting.

  5. 1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. iPhone – iPad
    4. Qrafter v4.4

    I am the developer of Qrafter for iPhone and iPad. I make extensive checks to make sure that the URL in a QR Code is accessible, that’s why all versions of Qrafter can scan and go to such URLs. The current version of Qrafter (v4.3) shows the escaped URL instead of Japanese characters, but I am changing that behavior in v4.4 to show the default URL instead.

  6. 1, Yes
    2, Yes
    3, HTC Sensation XE with BeatAudio – Android 2.3.4, HTC Sense 3.0
    4, QR Droid

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