Barcode Glossary E


Barcode-Glossary E

  • EAN

  • Abbreviation for EAN International. Also used for describing the barcode symbology for the identification of goods. The symbols have to be formed according to the specifications of the EAN-Association.
    Numerical Barcode Character Set: Each character consists of 7 elements. It is also possible to display only 8 (EAN-8) or 13 digits (EAN-13) in one symbol. The EAN-symbols can be combined with two or five-digit add-on symbols.
    See also "Add-On-Symbol" and Chapter: "EAN / UPC".

  • EAN 128

  • With the barcode "Code 128" connected data structure for EAN-users.
    See Chapter: "Code 128".

  • Element

  • A single bar or a space in a barcode symbol. The width of the individual elements can be stated in modules or as a multiple of the x-module. The width of the individual elements can be specified in modules or as a multiple of the x-module..

  • Element Width

  • See "Bar Width".

  • Emulation

  • Not all manufacturers have developed a separate instruction set (printer commands) for their printers or output devices but have adopted those of other manufacturers, at times with some minor changes. The software compatibility to the original printing system is called emulation. The most widespread are emulations of those printers that were able to achieve a large share in the market and, thus, have set standards. Among these, the emulation of the Hewlett Packard Printer Command Language (PCL) can also be found.
    See "PCL".

  • Encode

  • To transform into a code.

  • Extended ASCII

  • An extended character set that is encoded in 8 bits and that, therefore, is able to adopt values of 0 to 255, according to the Standard ISO 8859.

  • Extended Code

  • In case of Code 39 and Code 93, the full ASCII character set (128 characters) can be displayed by using character combinations.