Manufacturers of bar code equipment and users of bar code technology require publicly available standard symbology specifications to which they can refer when developing equipment and software.
ISO/IEC 15420:2009 specifies the requirements for the bar code symbology known as EAN/UPC. It specifies EAN/UPC symbology characteristics, data character encodation, dimensions, tolerances, decoding algorithms and parameters to be defined by applications. It specifies the Symbology Identifier prefix strings for EAN/UPC symbols.
Data content and the rules governing the use of this symbology are outside the scope of ISO/IEC 15420:2009; they are defined in the GS1 General Specifications.
Document published on: 2009-12-15 Edition: 2 (Monolingual) ICS: 01.080.50; 35.040 Status: Published Stage: 90.60 (2015-03-18) TC/SC: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 Number of Pages: 39
Revises: ISO/IEC 15420:2000