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This font can be used to create an EAN-13 barcode which is a superset of the UPC-A barcode.

How to use

EAN-13 has 3 symbol sets A, B, and C. It looks like the following: *XXXXXX#CCCCCC*

  • * start/end bar (as common for Code 39)
  • # middle bar
  • X a symbol of set A or B (see below)
  • C a symbol of set C

Symbol sets

The symbol sets are placed on an international keyboard layout:

  1. Number row: 1234567890
  2. Middle character row: asdfghjkl;
  3. Top character row: qwertyuiop

The first digit of an EAN-13 barcode does not directly correspond to a symbol. It determines which symbol set for the following 6 digits is to be used. The following listing shows the symbol set combinations for the starting digits:

  1. AABABB
  2. AABBAB
  3. AABBBA
  4. ABAABB
  5. ABBAAB
  6. ABBBAA
  7. ABABAB
  8. ABABBA
  9. ABBABA

If the starting digit is 0, or if you want to encode a UPC-A, only use symbol set A.

Examples

The spaces are only inserted for clarity.

  • EAN numbersymbol setWhat you type with the font
  • 2 012345 67890 3*AABBAB#CCCCCC**01sd4g#yuiope*
  • 2 230154 67890 1*AABBAB#CCCCCC**23;a5f#yuiopq*
  • 9 786789 12345 1*ABBABA#CCCCCC**7kh7k9#qwertq*
  • 9 789876 12345 7*ABBABA#CCCCCC**7kl8j6#qwertu*

The above examples contain all symbols, try them.

Standard

For detailed technical information download the GS1 General Specifications.

If you need other barcode fonts, just check my other FontStructions

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Fri, 9th November, 12:55 AM 2012
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Mon, 12th November, 8:46 PM 2012
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