Barcode Languages

Barcode Languages

Barcode Languages

There are a number of different types of barcode languages (data carriers) to satisfy the many types of barcode applications.

UPC-A

The UPC-12 is the most widely used and most recognized symbol in the United States. Its primary usage has been for product identification in the retail industry.

This symbol has a fixed length of twelve numeric characters. The data encoded within a UPC-A conforms to a standardized format (See illustration). The twelfth digit of a UPC-A symbol is a calculated check character computed from the eleven prior numbers.

UPC-E

UPC-E only codifies 8 numbers. This data carrier is referred as “zero suppressed” since it represents a condensed version of the twelve data characters of a UPC.

EAN-13

EAN-13 bar code is exactly the same as a UPC-12, however the first digit is not assumed to a zero. All scanners which are able to read a UPC-12 can also read an EAN-13.  This barcode is widely used globally outside of the United States.

Code 3 of 9 (Code 39)

Code 3 of 9 (also referred to as Code 39) is a very common bar code language which can represent alphanumeric characters of varying length. The start/stop characters for Code 39 symbols is always an asterisk.

Interleaved 2 of 5 (I 2/5)

Interleaved 2/5 is a high density code of variable length. Only an even number of numeric data can be encoded within this symbol. This “double density” symbol encodes odd positioned data in the bars, and even positioned data in the spaces.

ITF-14 (GTIN-14)

The ITF-14, is used to mark cartons, cases, or pallets that contain products which have UPC or EAN identification numbers. The container symbols are used by retailers, manufacturers, and distributors for accurate logistical and inventory handling. The data carrier used to encode the ITF-14 is Interleaved 2of5.

Code 128

Code 128 is a very compact and versatile language which allows the encodation of the entire 128 ASCII character set. This symbology is self-checking and is designed with geometric features to improve scanner read performance.

GS1-128 

This language is a variation of the Code 128 symbology designed primarily for product/shipment identification applications. The GS1-128 specification uses the same code set as Code 128, however a special character (function 1) is used as part of the start code in the symbol. In addition, this symbol  symbol utilizes standardized application identifiers (AI’s).

GS1 Databar

The GS1 DataBar (formerly known as RSS or Reduced Space Symbology) was formally adopted by the global supply chain in January 2011. It can carry all 14 digits of a manufacture’s GTIN and is more than 50% smaller than the currently used UPC and EAN symbols.

Codabar

Codabar is a self-checking language which encodes 16 data characters:0-9,6 special characters (-$:/.+).

Postnet

The Postnet (Postal Numerical Encoding Technique) barcode was developed by the US Postal Service to encode ZIP code information on letter mail. Postnet symbols differ from other barcodes, because the individual barcode height alternates rather than the bar width.

QR Code

QR Code is a 2 dimensional barcode, commonly used for mobile marketing campaigns.

PD417 

PDF417 is a high density, two dimensional barcode consisting essentially of stacked lower barcode sets. This symbology is able to encode all the ASCII table characters (255).

List of GS1 country codes

List of GS1 country codes

 

CodeCountry
000 – 019UPC-A compatible United States and
 Canada
020 – 029UPC-A compatible – Used to issue restricted circulation numbers within a geographic region (MO defined)
030 – 039UPC-A compatible
 United States drugs (see United States National Drug Code)
040 – 049UPC-A compatible – Used to issue restricted circulation numbers within a geographic region (MO defined)
050 – 059UPC-A compatible – GS1 US reserved for future use
060 – 099UPC-A compatible United States and
 Canada
100 – 139
 
United States
200 – 299Used to issue GS1 restricted circulation number within a geographic region (MO defined)
300 – 379
 
France and Template:Country data Monaco
380
 
Bulgaria
383
 
Slovenia
385
 
Croatia
387
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
389
 
Montenegro
390
 
Kosovo
400 – 440
 
Germany (440 code inherited from old Template:Country data East Germany on reunification, 1990)
450 – 459
 
Japan (new Japanese Article Number range)
460 – 469
 
Russia (barcodes inherited from the Template:Country data Soviet Union)
470Template:Country data Kyrgyzstan
471Template:Country data Republic of China (Taiwan)
474
 
Estonia
475
 
Latvia
476
 
Azerbaijan and Template:Country data Nagorno-Karabakh
477
 
Lithuania
478
 
Uzbekistan
479
 
Sri Lanka
480
 
Philippines
481
 
Belarus
482Template:Country data Ukraine
483Template:Country data Turkmenistan [1]
484
 
Moldova and Template:Country data Transnistria
485
 
Armenia
486
 Georgia,
 Abkhazia and
 South Ossetia
487
 
Kazakhstan
488Template:Country data Tajikistan
489
 
Hong Kong
490 – 499
 
Japan (original Japanese Article Number range)
500 – 509
 
United Kingdom
520 – 521
 
Greece
528Template:Country data Lebanon
529
 
Cyprus
530
 
Albania
531
 
Macedonia
535Template:Country data Malta
539
 
Republic of Ireland
540 – 549
 Belgium and
 Luxembourg
560
 
Portugal
569
 
Iceland
570 – 579
 
Denmark ,Template:Country data Faroe Islands andTemplate:Country data Greenland
590
 
Poland
594
 
Romania
599
 
Hungary
600 – 601
 
South Africa
603
 
Ghana
604
 
Senegal
608
 
Bahrain
609Template:Country data Mauritius
611
 
Morocco
613
 
Algeria
615
 
Nigeria
616
 
Kenya
618Template:Country data Ivory Coast
619
 
Tunisia
620Template:Country data Tanzania
621
 
Syria
622
 
Egypt
623
 
Brunei
624
 
Libya
625Template:Country data Jordan
626
 
Iran
627
 
Kuwait
628
 
Saudi Arabia
629
 
United Arab Emirates
640 – 649
 
Finland
690 – 699
 
People’s Republic of China
700 – 709
 
Norway
729
 
Israel
730 – 739
 
Sweden : EAN/GS1 Sweden
740
 
Guatemala
741
 
El Salvador
742
 
Honduras
743
 
Nicaragua
744
 
Costa Rica
745Template:Country data Panama
746
 
Dominican Republic
750
 
Mexico
754 – 755
 
Canada
759
 
Venezuela
760 – 769
  Switzerland and
 Liechtenstein
770 – 771
 
Colombia
773Template:Country data Uruguay
775
 
Peru
777
 
Bolivia
778 – 779
 
Argentina
780
 
Chile
784Template:Country data Paraguay
786
 
Ecuador
789 – 790
 
Brazil
800 – 839
 Italy,  San Marino and
  Vatican City
840 – 849
 
Spain and Template:Country data Andorra
850Template:Country data Cuba
858
 
Slovakia
859
 
Czech Republic
860
 
Serbia
865Template:Country data Mongolia
867
 
North Korea
868 – 869
 
Turkey and Template:Country data Northern Cyprus
870 – 879
 
Netherlands
880
 
South Korea
884
 
Cambodia
885
 
Thailand
888
 
Singapore
890
 
India
893
 
Vietnam (previously used by Template:Country data North Vietnam and Template:Country data South Vietnam before 1975)
894
 
Bangladesh
896
 
Pakistan
899
 
Indonesia
900 – 919
 
Austria
930 – 939
 
Australia
940 – 949
 
New Zealand
950GS1 Global Office: Special applications
951Used to issue General Manager Numbers for the EPC General Identifier (GID) scheme as defined by the EPC Tag Data Standard
955
 
Malaysia
958Template:Country data Macau
960 – 961GS1 UK Office: GTIN-8 allocations
962 – 969 GS1 Global Office: GTIN-8 allocations
977Serial publications (ISSN)
978 – 979Bookland” (ISBN) – 979-0 used for sheet music (ISMN-13, replaces deprecated ISMN M- numbers)
980Refund receipts
981 – 984GS1 coupon identification for common currency areas
990 – 999GS1 coupon identification

Previous meeting Mr. Zangana

Previous meeting Mr. Zangana

Previous meeting Mr. Zangana, of (IAB) &Executive of the file join with the members of the team work to clarify the objectives of (IAB) and the requirements to join the Global organization GS1 & discuss the work plan of the team for field survey.

Mr. Hussein Zangana receives the Certificate

Mr. Hussein Zangana receives the Certificate

on 30 jun 2017 , Mr.Hussein Zangana a founding member of IAB , receives the certificate of Establishment at IAB from general managers at the non-Governmental organization ( the competent authority) Mr.Mohammed Taher Al Timimi as a local organization where we gained the moral character to practice ous business in constitution and iraqi laws in force

Meeting under the Chairman 0f (IAB) Mr. Ahmed Salem,

Meeting under the Chairman 0f (IAB) Mr. Ahmed Salem,

In Dec 2018 the board of directors of (IAB). Presided over the chairman Mr.Ahmed Salim present of   two vice-chairman Mr. Dawood Abed Zayer and Mr. Hussein Zangana and members of the board (Abdullah Salih , Ali Meften , Ahmed Mohamed Abou Eljous , Saad Jaber Khazal , Mazin Jawad Faraj )

The agenda included :-

The application required for gs1 membership

Financial matters of the IAB

The above issues were discussed and reviewed


Mr.Ahmed salim The chairman & Mr. Dawood Abed Zayer the first vice-chairman

Visit to International Standards Organization

Visit of Mr. Hussein Zangana and Mr. Ahmed Abu Juss  to the headquarters of the International Standards Organization in Brussels, Belgium in date 3 November 2017 . The meeting was attended by Ms. Mari Petre (GS1 General Counsel) & (Assistant Corporate &Legal Affair) . to know directly about the terms and conditions and the visit was successful.