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EAN-13 vs. UPC-A and the number of digits

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. 

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Scandit provides a symbology extension for the EAN-13/UPC-A symbology to remove the leading zero from the result:

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More details on the symbology extension can be found here:

https://docs.scandit.com/data-capture-sdk/android/barcode-capture/symbology-properties.html 



In case you want to read more about EAN-13/UPC-A, please see the following document:
https://www.gs1.org/docs/barcodes/GS1_Barcodes_Fact_Sheet-GS_EAN_UPC_family.pdf

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