EAN Two-Digit Add-On Symbol

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Two-Digit Add-On Symbol

The two-digit add-on symbol can be used for special applications in connection with an EAN-13, UPC-A or UPC-E Symbol (VBCD: EAN/JAN-13 + 2 ; VBCD: EAN/JAN-8 + 2 ; VBCD: UPC-A + 2 ; VBCD: UPC-E + 2). The add-on symbol has no right guard bar and no own check digit. The checking is automatically carried out according to the combination of the character sets (A and B) used for the encoding of the two functional data characters and is automatically generated by the "Visual Bar Code Designer".

Read from left to right, it is composed as follows:

  • one leading Quiet Zone (already predefined by the chief symbol),
  • one guard bar for add-on symbols,
  • one first functional character of the add-on symbol from character sets A or B,
  • one Centre Pattern for the add-on symbol,
  • one second functional character of the add-on symbol from character sets A or B,
  • one closing Quiet Zone.
  • Above the barcode character, the add-on symbol contains a human readable display of the information encoded in the add-on symbol in, OCR-B-font.

Two-Digit Add-On Symbol