EAN-13 and UPC-A are using the same encoding scheme and both contain 13 digits.
However, the UPC-A barcodes do not show the leading zero of the barcode which is a country code indicator for North America.
Scandit SDK 6.15.x has introduced an
Ean13UpcaClassification class to programatically differentiate between EAN-13 & UPC-A barcodes.
Please see the below example for how this class should be implemented in Android Native, using the
public void onBarcodeScanned(
@NonNull BarcodeCapture barcodeCapture,
@NonNull BarcodeCaptureSession session,
@NonNull FrameData frameData
Barcode barcode = session.getNewlyRecognizedBarocdes().get(0);
// Using the Ean13UpcaClassification class
Boolean isUpca = Ean13UpcaClassification.isUpca(barcode);
Boolean isEan13 = Ean13UpcaClassification.isEan13(barcode);
Please refer to your framework’s documentation to learn more about this addition:
Android Native: https://docs.scandit.com/data-capture-sdk/android/barcode-capture/api/ean13-upca-classification.html
iOS Native: https://docs.scandit.com/data-capture-sdk/ios/barcode-capture/api/ean13-upca-classification.html
If you are using any other framework, please see the relevant documentation on our developers page to see how you can implement Scandit's EAN-13/UPC-A classification on your platform.
Classification on Scandit SDK Version 6.14 & Below
If you are currently using Scandit SDK version <= 6.14.x, please reach out to us at email@example.com for instructions on how to programatically differentiate between EAN-13 and UPC-A barcodes.
In case you want to read more about the EAN-13/UPC-A symbologies, please see the following document: