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. 


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


More details on the symbology extension can be found here: 

In case you want to read more about EAN-13/UPC-A, please see the following document:

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