EAN 8 is the short form of EAN-13. This code is only used if the article is too small for an EAN-13 code. The restrictions for this are very hard. An EAN-8 will only be granted if a EAN-13 will uses more than 25% of the front space of the article.
An EAN-8 always has 8 digits:
- 3 digits prefix
- 4 digits: article identification.
- 1 check digit.