what does EAN, barcodes stands for?

barcode - what does EAN, barcode mean
@BART78 (2933)
Canada
June 8, 2010 4:52am CST
the one that you see in most product, EAN bar code, just curiosity, what EAN stands for?
1 response
@owlwings (39218)
• Cambridge, England
8 Jun 10
It stands for European Article Number and it means that the number on the barcode is part of a huge database that any shop in Europe can use to identify an article by scanning the barcode. More about it here (if you want to know): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Article_Number
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
8 Jun 10
hey! thanks, sure i'll check the link..have a nice day!
20 Mar 13
Well, actually, there is a website which introduce the EAN barcode in a easier and simpler way. http://www.barcodeisland.com/symbolgy.phtml Barcode World www.barcodelib.com