This Ruby extension implements a DataMatrix encoder for Ruby. It is typically used to create semacodes, which are barcodes, that contain URLs. This encoder does not create image files or visual representations of the semacode. This is because it can be used for more than creating images, such as rendering semacodes to HTML, SVG, PDF or even stored in a database or file for later use. Ruby 1.9 compatibility added by Tore Darell <firstname.lastname@example.org>.