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  New BarCode Reader SDK for Java 1.0 is released on March 31, 2014.   BarCode Reader SDK for Java 1.0 is a new library for Java developers to add barcode reading into java applications. Read main barcodes in your Java app: Code 39, Code 128, UPCA, UPCE, EAN, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes, QR Code barcodes. The library works in Java 6 and later. Download evaluation version: https://bytescout.com/download/trial/barcodereadersdk-for-java.html More info: https://bytescout.com/products/developer/barcodereadersdkjava/bytescoutbarcodereadersdk.html  
EAN 13. Usage.
see the previous part here Usage • Widely used in Europe on consumer goods such as groceries, DVDs, food items and other similar products. • Used in production houses where fast encoding and decoding is required owing to its simpler encoding/ decoding technique involving numeric only. • Due to its capability to be scanned at acute angles, EAN-13 is widely used on point of sales retail stores.   Conclusion Code13 barcode type should be used [...]
EAN 13 . Advantages and Limitations.
Advantages• It is a very high density barcode and can encode large amount of information in smaller area.• The barcode is very easy to read and even a scanner, at an angle as acute as 45 degrees to the surface of the barcode, can easily decode the information• Wide use of the scanner in Europe makes it very portable and no advanced scanning devices are required to decode the information• Much suited to fast moving [...]
EAN 13EAN-13 is a linear barcode type most commonly used outside America, particularly in European countries. EAN-13 is an abbreviation for European Article Number which is now called International Article Number. EAN-13 contains 13 consecutive and fixed digits in total. The first 2, 3 digits of the EAN-13 code represent the country code next 9, 10 digits represent the manufacturer code and the product code while the last digits are the checksum digits. The total [...]
read the first part hereLinear BarcodesLinear barcodes are commonly referred as first generation barcodes. These barcodes consist of vertical lines at specific gaps resulting in a particular pattern.  Hardware scanners are used to scan these patterns and decode the information stored in those particular patterns. These barcodes are also commonly called discrete, one dimensional or UPC barcodes. The examles of linear barcodes are  Code 39, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN 128, UPC-E,  UPC-A, ISBN etc.Advantages of Linear Barcodes• In [...]