QR codes may have lost some of their glamour, now that NFC chips are starting to be included in phones, but they're still a very useful tool. What's more, most phones, even 'non-smart' ones, whereas few have a NFC chip.
With this in mind, Wikipedia is showcasing
QRpedia, a QR code generator exclusively for Wikipedia.
There are plenty of QR code generators out there, some quite powerful, but what QRpedia does unique is that it provides a link to a Wikipedia article in the language that is appropriate to the user using the code, providing it's available in that language.
You can try it yourself over at QRpedia.org
. The tool is already being used by several museums.
You can also see it in action by using the QR code above which links to a Wikipedia article about the artist Joan Miró, available in 40 languages.