EAN 13

 
   
Check digit: (Modulo 10) - Automatically calculated by Barcode alpha software.
Use: Retail (consumer goods, books, magazines, newspapers)
Length: 13 digits (12 digits + 1 check digit)
Supported characters: 0 - 9
Class: Numeric-Only Symbology
Special notes:  
Description:

EAN-13, based upon the UPC-A standard, was implemented by the International Article Numbering Association (EAN) in Europe.
EAN-13 is a superset of UPC-A.
An EAN-13 barcode is divided into four areas:
1) The number system,
2) The manufacturer code,
3) the product code, and
4) the check digit.
First number system digit is printed just to the left of the barcode, the second number system digit is printed as the first character of the group of six numbers on the left-hand side below the barcode.
The manufacturer code is the next five digits on the left-hand side below the barcode.
The product code is the first five digits on the right-hand side below the barcode.
The check digit is the last digit on the right-hand side below the barcode.