EAN/JAN Code

1D Symbologies

Symbology EAN code

Characteristics:

  • Used to encode Global Trade Identification Numbers (GTIN).
  • Contains 8 (EAN-8) or 13 (EAN-13) numerical digits.
  • Last digit serves as a mod10 checksum.
  • Additional data can be stored in an EAN-2 or EAN-5 add-on code.
  • It has been standardised under ISO/IEC 15420.

EAN/JAN Code Variations:

  • Symbology ISSN ISSN Used to identify periodicals around the world
  • Symbology ISBN ISBN Used to identify books around the world
  • Symbology EAN8 EAN-8 Used on products at the point of sale
  • Symbology EAN 13 JAN-13 Used on products at the point of sale
  • Symbology EAN 13 EAN-13 Used on products at the point of sale