Number to Words and licencing

Herbert Thoma herbert.thoma at
Mon Nov 4 04:54:30 EST 2013

Am 04.11.2013 09:08, schrieb Martin Mainka:
> Am 4.11.2013 05:54, schrieb John Ralls:
>> Actually, if the text and number disagree the bank is supposed to
>> reject the check. Anyway, the question isn't what's the right way to
>> write out the amount in words for each language, the question is
>> whether the Wikipedia article cited earlier in the thread is correct
>> that checks are used only in the US, UK, and Canada. If that's so, we
>> don't need to localize it at all. Regards, John Ralls
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> for Germany i can confirm, that there are checks, but the usage is very
> uncommon, because most of the transactions are done by transfer from
> account to account. This is for wages, mortgages, fees, rent, bills etc.

Yes, I haven't written a check in 20 years. And I got may be three checks
in these 20 years. I Germany basically everything is direct bank transfer.

And in Germany eins-zwei-drei-Euro-fünf-sechs-Cent would be perfectly


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