Check Digit

A check digit is a form of redundancy check used for error detection, the decimal equivalent of a binary checksum. It consists of a single digit computed from the other digits in the message.

With a check digit, one can detect simple errors in the input of a series of digits, such as a single mistyped digit or some permutations of two successive digits.

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Codabar - Check Digit
... Because Codabar is self-checking, most standards do not define a check digit ... standards that use Codabar will define a check digit, but the algorithm is not universal ...
MSI Barcode - Example
... the number sequence 1234567 using the most common Mod 10 check digit methodology ... The check digit (as calcuated above) for this sequence is 4 ... Once you have calculated your check digit, simply map each character in the string to be encoded using the table above as a reference to get the binary map of the bar code remember to precede the code with "star ...
New Zealand DX Class Locomotive - In Service - Numbering
... The DX class received four-digit numbers starting with 5, in which the fourth number is a check digit for the number ... were numbered in order, with DX 2600 renumbered DX 5016 (6 being the check digit) and DX 2648 renumbered DX 5517 ... as these as these numbers do not generate a valid check digit, and DX 2639 never received a TMS number as it had been withdrawn by then ...
Routing Transit Number - Routing Number Format
... The ABA transit number appears in two forms on a standard check – the fraction form and the MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) form ... it appears at the bottom left of a check, and consists of nine digits ... line, and still serves as a backup in check processing should the MICR line become illegible or torn it generally appears in the upper right part of a check near the ...
MSI Barcode - Check Digit Calculation - Mod 10 Check Digit
... When using the Mod 10 check digit algorithm, a string to be encoded 1234567 will be printed with a check digit of 12345674 ... The Mod 10 check digit algorithm uses the Luhn algorithm ...

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