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The EAN-5 is a supplement to the EAN-13 barcode used on books. It is used to give a suggestion for the price of the book.

5$ US
6$ Canada
4$ New Zealand
3$ Australia
0 & 1British pounds

ISBN Encoding – Country and Currency Values Description

50000NACS Trade
59999Price for $100 and more
90000NACS New
90000-98999For internal purposes (BISG recommend 90000 if no price is given)
99000-99989Reserved for the industry market
99990-99999Reserved for National Association of College Stores (NACS)
99990NACS used
99991NACS copies


Encoding
The Encoding of EAN-5 characters is very similar to that of the other European Article Numbers. The only difference is that the digits are separated by 01. The EAN-5 always begins with '01011.' Also, the R-Code is not used.

+Encoding of the digits
0100111
0110011
0011011
0100001
0011101
0111001
0000101
0010001
0001001
0010111

The structure of the barcode is based on the checksum. In order to compute the checksum, multiply each of the digits by either 3 or 9, alternating each time. Then add them and then do a mod 10. So the checksum for 05415 MN is 1 based on the following calculations:

    0*3=0
    5*9=45
    4*3=12
    1*9=9
    5*3=15
  ----------
     81     %    10  = 1
     

Once you have the checksum digit, you can look up the structure in the following table. Note that the checksum digit is not in the final 5 digits, and is not intended to validate the 5 digit data, but rather to validate the reading of the EAN-5 overall.

+Structure of EAN-5
GGLLL
GLGLL
GLLGL
GLLLG
LGGLL
LLGGL
LLLGG
LGLGL
LGLLG
LLGLG

+Example - encoding 52495
0110001

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