Scanning book ISBN numbers using Android phone

Xavier Brochard xavier at
Sat Feb 27 00:24:08 GMT 2021

Hi Alex

Le 25.02.2021 02:49, Robby Stephenson a écrit :
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 8:38 PM Alex Humberstone <
> alex.m.humberstone at> wrote:
>> I started my entering books into Tellico, and a question came to my 
>> mind.
>> I have like around 200 books. It is very tedious to enter each ISBN 
>> number
>> one-by-one. I'm wondering if instead there's a way to scan the ISBN
>> barcodes on the back of the books, either with some scanner device, or
>> ideally just with my Android phone.
> There's some rudimentary scanner capability in Tellico, as long as it's
> compiled with that support. I don't use it directly, so it's gotten a 
> bit
> old and I can't promise it works exactly. That would be with some sort 
> of
> scanner that can send keyboard input. I can't think of a way to use a
> phone, unless you could scan many of the ISBN values into a text file 
> on
> the phone, which you could then use in Tellico.

I bought an old barcode scanner for around 5$ that does the job very 
Otherwise, I've  used some Android apps that scan barcode, store it in a 
file that can be later shared with KDEConnect. But a dedicated barcode 
scanner works a lot faster.


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