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EAN-13 (GTIN-13) number encoded in EAN-13 barcode symbol. First digit is always placed outside the symbol, additionally right quiet zone indicator (>) is used to indicate Quiet Zones that are necessary for barcode scanners to work properly.

The European Article Number (often shortened to EAN) is a standard to do barcodes. Barcodes are machine-readable codes. They encode information. They can be found on many product packets in supermarkets. They are also found on most retail products (electronics, books etc.)