Deutsche Post Leitcode

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Deutsche Post Leitcode

The Deutsche Post Leitcode barcode symbology is an implementation of the Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode that is used by German Post for mail routing.

Also known as: DHL Leitcode.

Data and Options

  • The data consists of a consecutive string of thirteen or fourteen digits consisting of:
    • Five-digit postal code
    • Three-digit street identifier
    • Three-digit house number
    • Two-digit product code
    • One-digit check digit (may be omitted)
  • If thirteen digits are supplied then the check digit is calculated automatically. Otherwise the provided check digit must be correct.


Identical symbols, input provided with and without a check digit:

Data:    21348075016401
Options: includetext
Encoder: leitcode
Data:    2134807501640
Options: includetext
Encoder: leitcode