EAN/JAN-8 Overview

EAN/JAN-8 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 4 (rather than 6) digits in each of the left and right halves.

EAN 8 Barcode

Programming

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/JAN-8 by scanning the barcode below*:

EAN-8 Enable


Disable EAN/JAN-8 by scanning the barcode below*:

EAN-8 Disable

data reader programming guides  for more info and troubleshooting.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

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

A: Retail point of sale



Q:
 How to convert EAN-8 to EAN-13? 

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.


Q: How to remove the check digit?

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.


Q: Do you need help creating this barcode?

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


Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.

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