I've seen this question in a few places. A QR code (Quick Response code) is like a square "bar code" that you can scan with your phone. What is this called in Esperanto and how do you pronounce it?

QR Code from Wikimedia

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After reviewing the answers and discussions at the three links listed below, I have come the conclusion that "QR code" is sufficiently international to be directly translated into Esperanto.

  • QR-kodo
  • ku-ro-kodo

The name of the letter Q is kuo, and I would pronounce it without the final -o on kuo, using an even stress on ku and ro (so that it doesn't sound like kuro-kodo, a running code).




  • +1 for ku-ro-kodo
    – grooveplex
    Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 22:48
  • I upvoted your answer because I have already used and heard it used in practice, without even thinking that there might be alternatives. However, I would pronounce it kuo-ro-kodo with three stresses, to avoid any confusion. In rapid speech, the second stress becomes very weak.
    – Dario
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 0:03

You can just call it strekokodo but if you want to be specific:

  • Dudimensia strekokodo
  • kurokodo


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