Talk:Magnetic ink character recognition
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Can anyone explain what these OCR and MICR characters mean: ⑀ ⑁ ⑂ ⑃ ⑄ ⑅ ⑆ ⑇ ⑈ ⑉ ⑊
They can be found in Unicode area U+2440 – U+245F Optical Character Recognition
--Abdull 19:23, 18 December 2005 (UTC)
Yes. The first and second control characters you see on the picture File:Transit Number Symbol.GIFare Routing/Transit Number Symbols. The third and fourth control characters you see File:On Us Symbol.GIF are On Us Symbols. The fifth and sixth control characters you see File:Amount Symbol.GIF are Amount Symbols. And finally, the seventh and eighth control characters File:Dash Symbol.GIF are Dash Symbols. Hope this helps. If anyone would like to write an excerpt on this feel free. Joshddd1 01:21, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
I added a link that explained the numbers, but someone should really write it up and put it in the article. Also, I assume it's different for different countries.
The reason the characters look the way they do, is due to the "Reader" technology. The read heads are similar to the magnetic read heads used with magnetic tape. Each character generates a unique waveform that is processed by the reader/sorter machines. Augiechan 23:41, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
I think that the citation may be out of date. If inkjet printers are not suitable for MICR printing (according to the cited page ), then what exactly is VersaInk? (see ) —TheMuuj Talk 02:14, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Can anyone direct me to a free lookalike E-13B font? --188.8.131.52 14:26, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
I think MICR is being phased out due to new laws...
New laws in effect require that all checks must be digitally scanned.
From what I understand checks are now mostly read optically rather than magnetically.
Perhaps this should be reflected somewhere, but I have no references.
- The bank that I work at uses a digital scanner which complies to the Check 21 act. It reads the amount of the cheque (which is of course written in non-magnetic ink, usually by hand) optically but reads the MICR magnetically. This allows for much more accurate information when trasferring information between banks. One wrong digit and thousands of dollars could be lost. Due to the high accuracy rate of elecromagnetic MICR reading, it makes more sense to use it in this fashion. ~ PHDrillSergeant...§ 14:56, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Someone needs to define the term par-crossing in this caption. There is no information in Wikipedia or Wiktionary or anything reliable online to define this evidently arcane banking term. It should be either defined or changed to something more readily understood by us ordinary English-speaking WP users.--Jim10701 (talk) 02:44, 24 November 2011 (UTC)