Arabica: Innovative Algorithm for Arabic Text Encoding in Quick Response Code

May 2017    The 9th IEEE GCC Conference & Exhibition    Information & Communication


Quick response (QR) code has been used widely in today's applications. QR code is very efficient due to its ability to increase the amount of information embedded in a small size of QR symbol as compared to other linear barcodes. However, the poor encodation capacity in QR for texts in languages other than English and particularly the Arabic text is a real challenge when QR code is used in a real application that requires dealing with Arabic text. This paper presents a simple yet very novel QR storage and size saving algorithm that efficiently encodes Arabic text or bilingual text which includes Arabic and English texts.


Amr Alasaad
Felwah Alhamed
Sara Aldoweesh