[scribus] EAN-5 Price code for non-English speaking countries.

Calum Polwart scribus at wittongilbert.free-online.co.uk
Sat May 16 06:30:25 CEST 2009

Owen wrote:
>> Still working on my /Scribus cover design e-book.
>> In English-speaking countries a 5 digit price code add-on to the
>> ISBN bar code is semi-obligatory.  In the USA the major bookstore
>> chain Barnes and Noble requires it. This five digit number begins
>> with a single digit currency indicator, e.g. 5 for USD and 6 for the
>> British Pound etc.
>> What about non-English speaking countries? Do they use the price code
>> extension at all? If so, what are the currency indicators for the
>> Euro, the Japanese Yen and so on?
> One can only infer from
> http://www.activebarcode.com/codes/ean5_ean2.html that it is an
> english language thing, and does not apply for non english countries 
> (and publications)
May be wrong but in the UK book prices are no longer fixed (they used to
be set by the publisher and couldn't be changed) - so I doubt the code
has any great value in the UK bookstore world anymore, as they'll
usually look up the ISBN in the shop database...

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