Databar EAN-8 barcode is derived from European Article Number (EAN-13) barcode. It is mainly used for those small packages where an EAN-13 barcode would be too large. Databar EAN-8 number contains 7 digits plus 1 check digit. First two or three digits of EAN 8 identify the numbering authority and the remaining 4 or 5 digits identify the product.
Databar EAN-8 barcode is mainly used for small product packaging. The data digits in an EAN-8 symbol identify particular product and its manufacturer. Since limited number of EAN-8 codes is available in each country, they are issued only for products with insufficient space for a normal EAN-13 symbol. EAN 8 is consists of 8 characters and short version of EAN-13. Databar EAN-8 is an UPC based numeric only symbology. EAN-8 is short version of the EAN-13 code. Data digits in an EAN-8 symbol would specifically identify the particular product and its manufacturer. Since limited number of EAN-8 codes is available in each country, they are issued only for products with insufficient space for normal EAN-13 symbol.
EAN-8 is also known as European Article Number 8, EAN-8 Supplement 5/Five-digit Add-On, EAN-8 Supplement 2/Two-digit Add-On, EAN-8+5, EAN-8+2, EAN8, EAN8+5, EAN13+2, UPC-8, GTIN-8, GS1-8, EAN/UCC-8EAN-8 barcode introduced mainly for those small packages where EAN-13 barcode would be impractical. EAN-8 is reduced version of EAN-13 barcode. It includes 2 or 3 digit country code, 4 or 5 data digits (depending on the length of the country code) and checksum digit. The main purpose of EAN-8 barcode is to be used on small packages. EAN-8 barcode font number is assigned only on request, where codes are as small as possible. EAN-8 is EAN equivalent of UPC-E barcode that provides short barcode for all small packages.