Barcode types

ActiveBarcode supports the following barcode types:

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

Code Beispiel Type# (*) Length Character set Check digit Description
Code 128Code 128 14 variable ASCII (128 chars) Modulo 103 Modern 1D type of barcode. Has highly copmpressed data. Very often used.
GS1-128, EAN-128, UCC-128GS1-128, EAN-128, UCC-128 15, 28, 108 variable ASCII (128 chars) Modulo 103 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 1, 111 13 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 The EAN code is primarily used in supermarkets to identify products at the point of sales.
QR CodeQR Code 113-157 variable ASCII internal 2D barcode for encoding mass text or data in only one code. Often used for Mobile-Tagging with cell phones.
Data MatrixData Matrix 37, 43-73 variable ASCII internal 2D barcode for encoding mass text or data in only one code.
GS1-Data MatrixGS1-Data Matrix 74-107 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 2, 109 8 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 This is the short version of EAN-13 for extremly small products.
PDF417PDF417 36 variable ASCII internal 2D barcode for encoding mass text or data in only one code.
ISBN-13ISBN-13 38 13 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 International Standard Book Number. ISBN standard type since 01. January 2007.
ISSNISSN 40 8 numeric 0-9 Modulo 11 International Standard Serial Number. The ISSN serves the short unmistakeable identification of sequentially appearing publications, e.g., magazines.
ISMNISMN 41 10 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 The ISMN (Internationally Standard Music Number) is used for marking printed musical publications.
EAN-14, GTIN-14EAN-14, GTIN-14 29, 112 14 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 The EAN 14 code is used for traded goods
DUN-14DUN-14 29,3 14 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 Distribution Unit Number. Also have a look at EAN-14 and ITF-14.
SCC-14SCC-14 30 14 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 Shipping Container Symbol. Also have a look at EAN-14 and ITF-14.
ITF-14ITF-14 30 14 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 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 31 18 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 The EAN 18/NVE is used to display the Nummer der Versandeinheit (NVE).
SSCC-18SSCC-18 32 18 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 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 5, 110 12 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 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 17 8 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 This is the short version of UPC-A for extremly small products.
Code 39Code 39 6, 26 variable A-Z, 0-9, 5 special chars optional Modulo 43 Also known as Code 3 of 9. Often used type that is self checking.
Code 39 ExtendedCode 39 Extended 10, 27 variable ASCII (127 chars) optional Modulo 43 Also known as Code 3 of 9 Extended. Extension of Code 39.
Code 25Code 25 9, 35 variable numeric 0-9 optional Modulo 10 Also known as Code 2 of 5 and Code 25 Industrial. Rather old code for industrial use.
Code 25 InterleavedCode 25 Interleaved 7, 34 variable numeric 0-9 optional Modulo 10 Also known as Code 2 of 5 Interleaved. Industrial use.
JANJAN 1 13 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 Japanese Article Numbering. It's primarily used in supermarkets to identify product at the point of sales.
EAN-5EAN-5 3 5 numeric 0-9 no AddOn code. For example for books (see ISBN).
EAN-2EAN-2 4 2 numeric 0-9 no AddOn code. For example for magazines.
EAN-99EAN-99 16 13 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 "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 2 8 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 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 39 13 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 International Standard Book Number. ISBN transitional type from 01. January 2006 to 31. December 2006.
ISBN-10ISBN-10 0 13 numeric 0-9 Modulo 11 International Standard Book Number. ISBN standard type until 31. December 2005.
CodabarCodabar 8, 33 variable 0-9, 6 special characters optional Modulo 16 Old barcode type. Often used in medicine in the past.
Code 93Code 93 21 variable A-Z, 0-9, 5 special chars Modulo 47 Same characterset as Code 39 but more compacted code that requires less space.
Code 93 ExtendedCode 93 Extended 22 variable ASCII (127 chars) Modulo 47 Same characterset as Code 39 Extended but more compacted code that requires less space.
PZN7PZN7 23 7 numeric 0-9 Modulo 11 Pharmazentralnummer für medicine. Special form of Code 39.
PZN8PZN8 158 7 numeric 0-9 Modulo 11 Pharmazentralnummer für medicine. Special form of Code 39.
LeitcodeLeitcode 25 14 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 The Leitcode is used by Deutschen Post/DHL.
IdentcodeIdentcode 24 12 numeric 0-9 Modulo 10 The Identcode is used by Deutschen Post/DHL.
Code 128ACode 128A 11 variable Uppercase letters and control characters Modulo 103 Subcode of Code 128. This type is normally not used for itself. Use Code 128 or EAN 128 instead.
Code 128BCode 128B 22 variable Upper- and lowercase letters Modulo 103 Subcode of Code 128. This type is normally not used for itself. Use Code 128 or EAN 128 instead.
Code 128CCode 128C 13 variable numeric 0-9 Modulo 103 Subcode of Code 128. This type is normally not used for itself. Use Code 128 or EAN 128 instead.
MSI PlesseyMSI Plessey 20 variable numeric 0-9 - Old code typ. Was used for goods and books in the past.
PostNetPostNet 18 variable numeric 0-9 yes This code us used to improve the speed of sorting and delivering of mail.
Royal MailRoyal Mail 19 variable A-Z, 0-9 - The Royal Mail 4 State Customer Code (RM4SCC) was created for automated mail sortation processes.


(*) This type number is the number of the barcode of the control's property Type.

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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