• with BarCodes (and QR Codes):
    1. Can be read only by a machine
    2. WCodes can be read by machines but it required system is more complex
    3. WCodes require have much larger footprints.
  • with Spelling Alphabets:
    1. Every word of a spelling alphabet represents only a single character of the original message.
      whereas a single word of a wcode can encode more than one character - and thus is shorter.
    2. WCodes can represent binary data.