Smart card reader

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Sun Jul 2 18:46:38 EDT 2006

On 7/2/06, Yves COPPE <yvescoppe at> wrote:
> > Hi Yves,
> >
> > I have tried several times with various card readers to do this and
> > have not managed to do it on wither Mac or PC. Windows uses a protocol
> > called PCSC and supposedly, you can download Mac drivers for it. I
> > have done that, but as you say, never get more than the "you are
> > connected" message.
> >
> > If you can work out how to do this, I would be really interested to
> > know how, but I don't hold out a lot of hope for success :-(
> >
> > My solution was to get an electronics guru to make me a box that talks
> > to the smart card reader internally and allows me to read & write
> > through a serial port.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Sarah
> It's an USB device
> The driver is effectively a PCSC
> I've downloaded the mac driver
> I can connect and make some "dialog"with the card reader  through the
> terminal, but nothing happens in rev with
>   - open driver
>   - read from driver
> I hope somebody on the list has gone a little further ... !
> When I read your answer, I'am a little desperated ...
> I had some hope end of june, because there was a patch for the mac
> driver to download on the website
> But it gives no difference
> They say that it would work with FireFox, but it's not true
> Thereforfe I'm trying to make a data reader and viewer from within Rev.

Yes, I got one set of drivers that were supposed to be
Netscape-compatible, but I never understood how this was supposed to
work. I certainly couldn't read the card data using a browser!

Sorry to be so unhelpful,

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