EAN13 Barcode (European Article Numbering)

The European Article Numbering system encodes a 13-digit number into the barcode. This is the international barcode that you see on retail items in the supermarkets. EAN13 is also considered the modern version of UPCA as the 13 digits are designed to be a superset of the 12-digit UPCA.

Generating this barcode using the Barcode Generator

The easiest way to create this barcode is to use the Barcode Generator included in the installation package. Simply goto the Start Menu and launch Aeromium Barcode Fonts > Barcode Generator. This software automates and simplifies the creation of the barcodes for you. After the barcode is created, you can simply copy and paste the barcode into your documents.

Generating this barcode using the Barcode Generator

Generating this barcode in Excel

EAN13 Barcode Fonts

The following is the list of fonts with varying heights supported by Aeromium.

FontCodeEANH3.ttf (Default Font)

The following is the list of fonts that support the Extended version of the EAN13 barcode.

FontCodeEANEH3.ttf (Default Font)

Using this Barcode Manually

The EAN13 barcode uses a Parity table to generate the barcode and the computation of the barcode font characters involves certain amount of complexity. It is thus recommended to use the Barcode Generator or Excel Add In to generate the barcodes instead of creating them manually.

Sample Barcodes

To encode the data "612345678912" for the EAN13 barcode, simply key in "612345678912" in the Barcode Generator. The output is as follows :

Selecting the Extended Style results in the following barcode :

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