ISO/IEC 15420:2009 Preview

Information technology -- Automatic identification and data capture techniques -- EAN/UPC bar code symbology specification

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.


General information

  • Current status : Published
    Publication date : 2009-12
  • Edition : 2
    Number of pages : 39
  • :
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31
    Automatic identification and data capture techniques
  • 01.080.50
    Graphical symbols for use on information technology and telecommunications technical drawings and in relevant technical product documentation
    35.040.50
    Automatic identification and data capture techniques

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