EAN 14

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EAN-14 is an implementation of the GS1-128 barcode symbology with AI (01) that is typically used to encode a GTIN-14.

Also known as: UCC-14.

Standards: ISO/IEC 15417, ANSI/AIM BC4-1999 ISS, BS EN 799, GS1 General Specifications.

Data and Options

  • The data field input is provided in GS1 Application Identifier standard format and must be a solitary AI (01) with thirteen or fourteen digits of a GTIN, i.e. (01)....
  • Arbitrary spacing may be placed between the digits to format the human readable text without interfering with the encoded data.
  • If thirteen digits of primary data 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:    (01)04601234567893
Options: includetext
Encoder: ean14
Data:    (01)0460123456789
Options: includetext
Encoder: ean14