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


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
    Feb 1 '17 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
    Feb 16 '17 at 0:03

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

  • Dudimensia strekokodo
  • kurokodo


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