EAN-13 for Java
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EAN-13 barcode (originally European Article Number) is a barcoding standard which is a superset of the original 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) system developed in the United States. The EAN-13 barcode is defined by the standards organisation GS1. The numbers encoded in EAN-13 bar codes are product identification numbers which are called Japanese Article Number (JAN) in Japan. All the numbers encoded in UPC and EAN barcodes are known as Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN), and they can be encoded in other GS1 barcodes. EAN-13 is also called European Article Number 13, EAN-13 Supplement 5/Five-digit Add-On, EAN-13 Supplement 2/Two-digit Add-On, EAN-13+5, EAN-13+2, EAN13, EAN13+5, EAN13+2, UPC-13, GTIN-13, GS1-13, EAN/UCC-13

Java EAN-13 prints:
  • 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Java EAN-13 Barcode Generator - Common Questions

1. How to generate EAN-13 barcodes in JSP & HTML pages?

  1. Copy "barcoding" folder contents to your Java Servlet container like Tomcat's applications folder
  2. Restart your Java Servlet container
  3. Open your web browser like IE, Firefox, and navigate to http://localhost:8080/barcoding/linear?DATA=0123456789&TYPE=5
  4. To generate barcode images in JSP or HTML pages, insert the following html img tag code:
    <img src="http://localhost:8080/barcoding/linear?DATA=0123456789&TYPE=5" border=0 />

2. How to create EAN-13 barcodes in Java Servlet?

        try {
            Barcode barcode = new Barcode();

            response.setHeader("Pragma", "no-cache");
            response.setHeader("Cache-Control", "no-cache");
            response.setDateHeader("Expires", 0);
            ServletOutputStream servletoutputstream = response.getOutputStream();


        } catch (Exception e) {
            throw new ServletException(e);

3. How to generate EAN-13 barcodes in Java Class?

        Barcode barcode = new Barcode();

4. How to draw EAN-13 barcodes to image files?

        Barcode barcode = new Barcode();

5. How to draw & print EAN-13 barcodes to Java image objects or stream objects?

        Barcode barcode = new Barcode();
        barcode.drawOnGraphics("Graphics2D object");
        barcode.drawOnStream("OutputStream object");
Java Barcode EAN-13 Generator - Barcode Property Settings

  • symbology : Barcode symbology type.

    Servlet Parameter: symbology; Default Value: Barcode.CODE128 (11)

  • code : Barcode encoding data value.

    Servlet Parameter: code; Default Value: ""

  • supplementCode : 2 or 5 digits Barcode supplement data for EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, ISBN, ISSN only.

    Servlet Parameter: supplement-code; Default Value: ""

  • addChecksum : Apply Checksum digit at the end of some linear barcode value.

    Servlet Parameter: add-checksum; Default Value: false

Barcode Size

  • barcodeUnit : Unit of meature for all size related properties. 0: Pixel (default); 1: CM; 2: Inch.

    Servlet Parameter: barcode-unit; Default Value: 0 (UOM_PIXEL)

  • barWidth : bar module width, default is 3 pixel

    Servlet Parameter: bar-width; Default Value: 3

  • barHeight : bar module height, default is 60 pixel

    Servlet Parameter: bar-height; Default Value: 60

  • leftMargin : generated barcode image left margin

    Servlet Parameter: left-margin; Default Value: 0.0f

  • rightMargin : generated barcode image right margin

    Servlet Parameter: right-margin; Default Value: 0.0f

  • topMargin : generated barcode image top margin

    Servlet Parameter: top-margin; Default Value: 0.0f

  • bottomMargin : generated barcode image bottom margin

    Servlet Parameter: bottom-margin; Default Value: 0.0f

  • resolution : generated barcode image resolution in dpi

    Servlet Parameter: resolution; Default Value: 72 dpi

  • rotate : barcode rotate angle, valid values: 0 (ROTATE_0), 1 (ROTATE_90), 2 (ROTATE_180), 3 (ROTATE_270)

    Servlet Parameter: rotate; Default Value: 0 (ANGLE_0)

  • barcodeWidth

    Servlet Parameter: barcode-width; Default Value: 0

  • barcodeHeight

    Servlet Parameter: barcode-height; Default Value: 0

Barcode Text Style

  • displayText : set true to draw barcode value text under the barcode

    Servlet Parameter: display-text; Default Value: true

  • textFont : drawn barcode value text font style

    Servlet Parameter: text-font; Default Value: new Font("Arial", Font.PLAIN, 11)

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