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# EAN 5  ( Barcodes )

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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
4\$ New Zealand
3\$ Australia
0 & 1British pounds

ISBN Encoding – Country and Currency Values Description

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

 Page 1 of 1 1
 Page 1 of 1 1

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