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.

How to scan 1D and 2D barcodes (EN)

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 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 by scanning the barcode below*:
(For D730 and S730 click the barcode, print and scan)


EAN-8 Enable



Disable EAN-8/JAN by scanning the barcode below*:
(For D730 and S730 click the barcode, print and scan)


EAN-8 Disable

See the full programming guide Opens Worldwide site for more info and troubleshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programming 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 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/