EAN 8 (European Article Number 8)
barcode symbology is originated from EAN 13 barcode
font. EAN 8 has the competency of encoding 7 digits
(0-9) plus a check digit. It was created by
International Article Numbering Association (EAN) in Europe. EAN 8 can also be renowned with other well-liked names
European Article Number 8, EAN-8 Supplement 5/Five-digit
Add-On, EAN-8 Supplement 2/Two-digit Add-On, EAN-8+5,
EAN-8+2, EAN8, EAN8+5, EAN8+2, UPC-8, GTIN-8, GS1-8,
EAN/UCC-8 and others.
Character set of EAN 8 Barcode
EAN 8 barcode symbology is composed
of the following elements:
- Numbers (0-7).
- One check digit.
Structure of EAN 8 Barcode
structure of EAN 8 is a combination of 8 numbers (0, 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) comprising of following parts:
1. Three are prefix digits.
2. Four digits are employed for object recognition.
3. Left over one is Check digit (Calculated according to Modulo 10).
EAN 8 Barcode
Used in labeling small retail products packages such as
chewing gum packets, pencils, cigarettes etc.
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