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Most of the typical American check's surface (cheque, in non-American English) is self-explanatory. There is the account holder's name and
address, the check number, blank space to write in the payee's name, a box to write in the dollar amount in digits, blank space to
write in the dollar amount in letters, an area for a memo and finally the area to sign the check.
The interesting and mysterious part is a line at the bottom of the check with strange looking numbers and symbols. The line consists of digits and symbols
in a special font known as MICR which is usually magnetized and scannable and machine-readable.