MICR Font

 

 

MICR Font

 

The characters that appear at the bottom of checks are the MICR Fonts. These fonts are either E-13B or CMC-7, depending on established banking standards in the country of origin. Unlike barcodes, the MICR font can also be read by humans. Currently, the E-13B font or MICR Character set is used in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, India, Mexico, Colombia, and Turkey. The E-13B Font looks like this: The name E13-B stands for: • E signifies that it was the 5th version of the font considered. • B signifies that it was the second revision of that font. • 13 references the fact that the MICR font is constructed on a .013” module for stroke and character width.