Description of EAN-8, GTIN-8EAN 8 is the short form of EAN-13. This code is only used if the article is too small for an EAN-13 code. The restrictions for this are very hard. An EAN-8 will only be granted if a EAN-13 will uses more than 25% of the front space of the article.
An EAN-8 always has 8 digits: