EAN-8/JAN Overview

EAN 8 Barcode

EAN-8/JAN is a EAN/UPC barcode and is derived from the longer International Article Number (EAN-13) code. It was introduced for use on small packages where an EAN-13 barcode would be too large; for example on cigarettes, pencils, and chewing gum packets. It is encoded identically to the 12 digits of the UPC-A barcode, except that it has digits in each of the left and right halves.

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Supported Host Device

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Supported Business Application:

 

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK.

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Verify with your application provider that Socket Mobile's latest Capture SDK was implemented in your app. See the latest Capture SDK version.

See complete list of Partner Applications.

Non-Capture SDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK

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Programming

 

EAN-8/JAN symbology is supported by default on all Socket Mobile barcode scanners. You can enable or disable this symbology on your Socket Mobile scanner simply by scanning the codes below.  Note: Scanner must be in a disconnected state before scanning the command barcode.


Enable EAN-8/JAN Symbology*:

To enable the EAN-8/JAN symbology scan the barcode below:

EAN-8 Enable



Disable EAN-8/JAN Symbology*:

To disable the EAN-8/JAN symbology scan the barcode below:

EAN-8 Disable

See the full programming guide for more info and troublshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programmign guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

 

Q: What is the typical usage of EAN-8/JAN?

A: Retail point of sale



Q:
 How to convert EAN-8 to EAN13? 

A: App coming soon, please contact dataediting@socketmobile.com


Q: How to remove the check digit?

A: App coming soon, please contact dataediting@socketmobile.com

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Q: Do you need help creating this barcode?

A: Socket Mobile recommends this free barcode generator: https://barcode.tec-it.com/