Micro QR Code

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Micro QR Code

The Micro QR Code symbology is a smaller variant of QR Code that is used in applications that require a small symbol space.

Also known as: Micro Quick Response Code.


  • QR Code is the more popular, larger variant.

Standards: ISO/IEC 18004, JIS X 0510, ITS - QR Code, AIM ISS - QR Code.

Data and Options

  • The data field can contain any extended ASCII data and will select the appropriate size symbol to work around the following restrictions:
    • An M1 symbol is only compatible with numeric data.
    • An M2 symbol is only compatible with alphanumeric data.
  • When the parse option is specified, any instances of ^NNN in the data field are replaced with their equivalent ASCII value, useful for specifying unprintable characters.
  • The version option is used to specify the size of the symbol, either version=M1, version=M2, version=M3 or version=M4.
  • The eclevel option is used to specify the error correction level:
    • eclevel=L - Low (default)
    • eclevel=M - Medium; Not compatible with M1 symbols
    • eclevel=Q - Quality; Only compatible with M4 symbols
  • If unspecified the encoder will select the version of the symbol that is the minimum size to represent the given data at the selected error correction level.


Data:    01234567
Encoder: microqrcode