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Android EAN-8 Generator

Barcode EAN-8 Generation in Android

An EAN-8 is a barcode and is derived from the longer European Article Number (EAN-13) code. It was introduced for use on small packages where an EAN-13 barcode would be too large; for example on cigarettes, pencils (though it's not commonly used for pencils) and chewing gum packets.

EAN-8 barcodes may be used to encode GTIN-8s which are another set of product identifiers from the GS1 System. It begins with a 2 or 3 digit GS1 prefix (which is assigned to each national GS1 authority) 5 or 4-digit item reference element depending on the length of the GS1 prefix), and a checksum digit.