Barcode types

ActiveBarcode supports the following barcode types:

ActiveBarcode calculates the check digit - where available - automatically for you.

Code Beispiel Length Character set Description
Code 128Code 128 variable ASCII (128 chars) Modern 1D type of barcode. Has highly copmpressed data. Very often used.
GS1-128, EAN-128, UCC-128GS1-128, EAN-128, UCC-128 variable ASCII (128 chars) This special form of the Code 128 is used for goods and palettes in commerce and industry. More than one data field can be encoded using Application Identifiers.
EAN-13, GTIN-13EAN-13, GTIN-13 13 numeric 0-9 The EAN code is primarily used in supermarkets to identify products at the point of sales.
QR CodeQR Code variable ASCII 2D barcode for encoding mass text or data in only one code. Often used for Mobile-Tagging with cell phones.
Data MatrixData Matrix variable ASCII 2D barcode for encoding mass text or data in only one code.
GS1-Data MatrixGS1-Data Matrix variable ASCII (128 chars) This special form of the Data Matrix is used for goods and palettes in commerce and industry. More than one data field can be encoded using Application Identifiers.
EAN-8, GTIN-8EAN-8, GTIN-8 8 numeric 0-9 This is the short version of EAN-13 for extremly small products.
PDF417PDF417 variable ASCII 2D barcode for encoding mass text or data in only one code.
ISBN-13ISBN-13 13 numeric 0-9 International Standard Book Number. ISBN standard type since 01. January 2007.
ISSNISSN 8 numeric 0-9 International Standard Serial Number. The ISSN serves the short unmistakeable identification of sequentially appearing publications, e.g., magazines.
ISMNISMN 10 numeric 0-9 The ISMN (Internationally Standard Music Number) is used for marking printed musical publications.
EAN-14, GTIN-14EAN-14, GTIN-14 14 numeric 0-9 The EAN 14 code is used for traded goods
DUN-14DUN-14 14 numeric 0-9 Distribution Unit Number. Also have a look at EAN-14 and ITF-14.
SCC-14SCC-14 14 numeric 0-9 Shipping Container Symbol. Also have a look at EAN-14 and ITF-14.
ITF-14ITF-14 14 numeric 0-9 The ITF-14 barcode is used to create the Shipping Container Symbol. This code is used to mark cartons and palettes that are including goods with an EAN-13 code.
EAN-18/NVEEAN-18/NVE 18 numeric 0-9 The EAN 18/NVE is used to display the Nummer der Versandeinheit (NVE).
SSCC-18SSCC-18 18 numeric 0-9 Serial Shipping Container Code. It is used throughout the supply chain as an identifier for item tracing and internal control.
UPC-A, GTIN-12UPC-A, GTIN-12 12 numeric 0-9 The UPC A code is the standard version of the UPC code and has 12 digits. It is also called UPC 12 and is very similar to the EAN code.
UPC-EUPC-E 8 numeric 0-9 This is the short version of UPC-A for extremly small products.
Code 39Code 39 variable A-Z, 0-9, 5 special chars Also known as Code 3 of 9. Often used type that is self checking.
Code 39 ExtendedCode 39 Extended variable ASCII (127 chars) Also known as Code 3 of 9 Extended. Extension of Code 39.
Code 25Code 25 variable numeric 0-9 Also known as Code 2 of 5 and Code 25 Industrial. Rather old code for industrial use.
Code 25 InterleavedCode 25 Interleaved variable numeric 0-9 Also known as Code 2 of 5 Interleaved. Industrial use.
JANJAN 13 numeric 0-9 Japanese Article Numbering. It's primarily used in supermarkets to identify product at the point of sales.
EAN-5EAN-5 5 numeric 0-9 AddOn code. For example for books (see ISBN).
EAN-2EAN-2 2 numeric 0-9 AddOn code. For example for magazines.
EAN-99EAN-99 13 numeric 0-9 "EAN-99 is a special form of the EAN-13, which just starts with ""99"". EAN 99 is used as an in-store coupon."
EAN-VelocityEAN-Velocity 8 numeric 0-9 EAN-Velocity is a special form of the EAN-8. This code is internally used by dealers for products that have no EAN-13 or EAN-8 code from the producer.
ISBN-13 DualISBN-13 Dual 13 numeric 0-9 International Standard Book Number. ISBN transitional type from 01. January 2006 to 31. December 2006.
ISBN-10ISBN-10 13 numeric 0-9 International Standard Book Number. ISBN standard type until 31. December 2005.
CodabarCodabar variable 0-9, 6 special characters Old barcode type. Often used in medicine in the past.
Code 93Code 93 variable A-Z, 0-9, 5 special chars Same characterset as Code 39 but more compacted code that requires less space.
Code 93 ExtendedCode 93 Extended variable ASCII (127 chars) Same characterset as Code 39 Extended but more compacted code that requires less space.
PZN7PZN7 7 numeric 0-9 Pharmazentralnummer für medicine. Special form of Code 39.
PZN8PZN8 7 numeric 0-9 Pharmazentralnummer für medicine. Special form of Code 39.
LeitcodeLeitcode 14 numeric 0-9 The Leitcode is used by Deutschen Post/DHL.
IdentcodeIdentcode 12 numeric 0-9 The Identcode is used by Deutschen Post/DHL.
Code 128ACode 128A variable Uppercase letters and control characters Subcode of Code 128. This type is normally not used for itself. Use Code 128 or EAN 128 instead.
Code 128BCode 128B variable Upper- and lowercase letters Subcode of Code 128. This type is normally not used for itself. Use Code 128 or EAN 128 instead.
Code 128CCode 128C variable numeric 0-9 Subcode of Code 128. This type is normally not used for itself. Use Code 128 or EAN 128 instead.
MSI PlesseyMSI Plessey variable numeric 0-9 Old code typ. Was used for goods and books in the past.
PostNetPostNet variable numeric 0-9 This code us used to improve the speed of sorting and delivering of mail.
Royal MailRoyal Mail variable A-Z, 0-9 The Royal Mail 4 State Customer Code (RM4SCC) was created for automated mail sortation processes.

There are the following standards specified for some barcode types:

EN 797 - Symbol specification EAN/UPC (ISO 15420)
EN 798 - Symbol specification Codabar
EN 799 - Symbol specification Code 128
EN 800 - Symbol specification Code 39
EN 801 - Symbol specification Code 25 Interleaved


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