EAN-8 Barcode Generation Options
The EAN-8 barcode specification is used in IDAutomation Barcode Fonts,
Components and Applications
to create an EAN-8 barcode, which is most commonly used to encode 8 digits
The 8th digit of EAN-8 is a
that is recalculated in all IDAutomation barcode products to reduce
scanning errors and may be omitted when encoding data. A 2 or 5 digit
add-on may be created by appending the numbers to the end of the 12
or 8 digits that make up the primary symbol. Therefore, a number string
of 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 or 13 digits (with or without the check digit and/or add-on) must make up the DataToEncode.
- Using EAN-8 Barcode
Fonts with a
returns text formatted to the
- The EAN-8 barcode option in all
will produce a readable barcode image.
- Entering incorrect data may result in a barcode that contains only zeros.
Fig. 1. EAN-8 barcode encoding "12345670" with an add-on of
The above EAN-8 barcode was created with the
Barcode Image Generator.
A free online
barcode generator is also available.
The EAN-8 barcode type is easily read and verified with the
IDAutomation USB Barcode Scanner.