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Old August 29th, 2013, 01:28 PM   #501
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Some photos from Greece:
This sign might be confusing, because it says "Korytsa" which is Greek name for Korįë in Albania.
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Old August 29th, 2013, 03:45 PM   #502
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This sign might be confusing, because it says "Korytsa" which is Greek name for Korįë in Albania.
Sorry for an offtopic but it is really written in Arial?
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Old August 29th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #503
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i canīt recognise on this sign in which country skopje lies?
Well they can't put "MK" can they ? It's like going against themselves.
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Old August 29th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #504
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i canīt recognise on this sign in which country skopje lies?
It's a country with various names, so the Greeks were wise enough not to put any of them
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Old August 29th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #505
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Old August 29th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #506
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Well they can't put "MK" can they ? It's like going against themselves.
As I have seen, they usually put "-Skopia" after the name.
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Sorry for an offtopic but it is really written in Arial?
Looks like Helvetica to me:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvetica
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Old August 29th, 2013, 04:07 PM   #508
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Looks like Helvetica to me:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvetica

You are right. The "Km" is also not according to SI. It should be written with small "km". Greeks also use kμ but μ is prefix for micro-.
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Some examples from Macedonia

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I see we have a third option in the endonym/exonym debate: foreign cities in English.

(Incidentally, my spell-check apparently doesn't think "endonym" and "exonym" are English words....)
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I see we have a third option in the endonym/exonym debate: foreign cities in English.
If it was a referendum about the third option, I'd vote NO!
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Old August 29th, 2013, 07:17 PM   #511
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Glad to hear it.
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Old August 29th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #513
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Apart from not using the MK designation, which I accept has a political purpose, all other silly things (Skopia, Skopja, Korytsa, Voulgaria etc.), are simply a result of signing made by idiots.

We have hundreds of wrong signs around the country (e.g. you have correctly spotted the fonts problem as well); the ones pointing to neighboring countries are just part of the problem.
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Although that country does not exist anymore, where exactly is the point named Yugoslavia located?
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Edit: Here, I suppose.
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Although that country does not exist anymore, where exactly is the point named Yugoslavia located?
I guess that point is the border of "Yugoslavia", today FYROM.
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I guess that point is the border of "Yugoslavia", today FYROM.
Yeah, but which one? AFAIK there are more than one border crossing.
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Medžitlija-Niki (as stated by Piotr71).
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Yeah, but If I had been a foreigner in that times (without GPS, etc.), how would I have been supposed to know which one is that? It was really that difficult to note the nearest important city eg. Skopje, Veles, etc.?

It must have been really confusing regarding the overall area of Yugoslavia.
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Sorry for an offtopic but it is really written in Arial?
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Looks like Helvetica to me:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvetica
Volodaaaa, you are right, is not the correct lettering. Instead of DIN 1451, it uses Helvetica.
Actually, the whole sign is way off the national standards.


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You are right. The "Km" is also not according to SI. It should be written with small "km". Greeks also use kμ but μ is prefix for micro-.
Regarding the kilometre abbreviation, usually it is in the correct form, that is, km. Τhat motorway sign is an exception. Additionally, sometimes, especially on old informatory signs or on road location markers, the Greek kilometre abbreviation Χμ is used together with the English one in capital form, Km.
Up until now, I have never seen the that you mentioned.



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Yeah, but If I had been a foreigner in that times (without GPS, etc.), how would I have been supposed to know which one is that? It was really that difficult to note the nearest important city eg. Skopje, Veles, etc.?

It must have been really confusing regarding the overall area of Yugoslavia.
It would be. But consider the fact that we are talking about a rather old traffic sign. It might not exist anymore.
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