^BE
^BE

^BE

The
^BE
command is similar to the UPC-A barcode. It is widely used throughout Europe and Japan in the retail marketplace.

EAN-13 Barcode

The EAN-13 barcode has 12 data characters, one more data character than the UPC-A code. An EAN-13 symbol contains the same number of bars as the UPC-A, but encodes a 13th digit into a parity pattern of the left-hand six digits. This 13th digit, in combination with the 12th digit, represents a country code.
  • ^BE
    supports fixed print ratios.
  • Field data (
    ^FD
    ) is limited to exactly 12 characters. ZPL II automatically truncates or pads on the left with zeros to achieve the required number of characters.
  • When using JAN-13 (Japanese Article Numbering), a specialized application of EAN-13, the first two non-zero digits sent to the printer must be 49.
Use Interleaved 2 of 5 for UCC and EAN 14.
If additional information about this barcode is required, go to www.aimglobal.org.
Format:
^BEo,h,f,g
Parameters
Details
o =
orientation
Value:
N =
normal
R =
rotated 90 degrees (clockwise)
I =
inverted 180 degrees
B =
read from bottom up, 270 degrees
Default:
current
^FW
value
h =
barcode height (in dots)
Value:
1
to
32000
Default:
value set by
^BY
f =
print interpretation line
Value:
N =
no
Y =
yes
Default:
Y
g =
print interpretation line above code
Values:
N =
no
Y =
yes
Default:
N
Example:
This is an example of an EAN-13 barcode:
Comments:
The EAN-13 barcode uses the Mod 10 check-digit scheme for error checking. For more information on Mod 10, see Mod 10 Check Digit.