Value (Value)

For the value column in Table 3.1, “Encoding Code Table”, the “value” is also called code, or character, or digit.

So actually:

Start code = start character

Check character = check digit

Function code = function character


Variant (Variant)

The variant is just the character set, so variant A/B/C is just the Character Set A/B/C

UCC/EAN 128 (UCC/EAN 128)

This item means the symboloy for UCC 128 or EAN 128, often can be write like this:

UCC-128 or EAN-128, UCC/EAN-128, UCC.EAN 128, ......

It is just a variant of Code 128.

More please refer to Section 2.8, “Other related info”