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A simple QR Code generator in pure JavaScript / node.js library

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This library has been written to generate a SVG image of QR Code in Node.js, goals:

Getting Started

Install the package:

npm install qrcode-svg

Inline example:

var QRCode = require("qrcode-svg");
var svg = new QRCode("Hello World!").svg();

More options:

var qrcode = new QRCode({
  content: "",
  padding: 4,
  width: 256,
  height: 256,
  color: "#000000",
  background: "#ffffff",
  ecl: "M"
});"sample.svg", function(error) {
  if (error) throw error;


List of options:

SVG output

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<svg xmlns="" version="1.1" width="256" height="256">
  <rect x="0" y="0" width="256" height="256" style="fill:#ffffff;shape-rendering:crispEdges;"/>
  <rect x="16" y="16" width="8" height="8" style="fill:#000000;shape-rendering:crispEdges;"/>
  <rect x="24" y="16" width="8" height="8" style="fill:#000000;shape-rendering:crispEdges;"/>
  <rect x="32" y="16" width="8" height="8" style="fill:#000000;shape-rendering:crispEdges;"/>

Generate QR Code

Enter content to the text box below and click the Generate button to display QR Code

Usage Scenarios

Convert to other formats

Using html-pdf to convert SVG to PDF (or PNG or JPEG)

var QRCode = require('qrcode-svg');
var svg = new QRCode('hello').svg();
var pdf = require('html-pdf');
pdf.create(svg, { border: 0, type: 'pdf' }).toFile('output.pdf', function(err, res) {

ASCII modules

QR Code in ASCII to output in a shell

var QRCode = require('qrcode-svg');

var hello = new QRCode("Hello World!");
var modules = hello.qrcode.modules;

var ascii = '';
var length = modules.length;
for (var y = 0; y < length; y++) {
  for (var x = 0; x < length; x++) {
    var module = modules[x][y];
    ascii += (module ? 'x' : ' ');
  ascii += '\r\n';

    xxxxxxx xx    x x xxxxxxx
    x     x  xxxx x x x     x
    x xxx x xx  xx  x x xxx x
    x xxx x       xx  x xxx x
    x xxx x  x   x  x x xxx x
    x     x  x  xx xx x     x
    xxxxxxx x x x x x xxxxxxx
            xx     xx        
    x x  xx    x x   xx   x x
       x x  xx x    xx x xx x
     x  x xx   x x x  xx   xx
     x xx  xxx xx x x  x  x x
     xx  xxxx       xxxx    x
    x x  x xx x xx xx x xx xx
    x    xx   xxxx    xxxx   
    xx xx   x  x  x x xx    x
       xxxx xxxx    xxxxxx  x
                    x   x x  
    xxxxxxx  x  xxx x x x   x
    x     x xxx  x xx   x  x 
    x xxx x        xxxxxxxxxx
    x xxx x  xxxxxxxxx  x xx 
    x xxx x xxx  xx  x    x x
    x     x    x    x     x  
    xxxxxxx xxx xxx   x   x x

Web browser

Use on a HTML page with JavaScript

<!DOCTYPE html>
<div id="container"></div>
<script src="lib/qrcode.js"></script>
var qrcode = new QRCode("Hello World!");
var svg = qrcode.svg();
document.getElementById("container").innerHTML = svg;


Thanks to davidshimjs for the base library.

Thanks to Kazuhiko Arase for the original QR Code in JavaScript algorithm.

Legal notice

Licensed under the MIT license:

The word "QR Code" is registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED