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Old March 18th, 2016, 09:39 PM   #961
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Spital? I thought 'hospital' in German was krankenhaus (literally 'house of sick people'). Maybe it is Austrian German?
Yes it is, its a word like palatschinken or fiaker that you find in Austria but not in Germany
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Old May 1st, 2016, 02:20 AM   #962
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Capital of Lesotho signposted in South Africa



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Old May 21st, 2016, 07:23 PM   #963
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Old May 21st, 2016, 09:27 PM   #964
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Why did I give this thread such an awful name?
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 04:46 AM   #965
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Exactly what I was thinking.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 10:22 AM   #966
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Time to rename? 😂 Maybe to "road signage to Neighbouring city / country /county"
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 04:15 PM   #967
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Prety old sign in Cologne



Today they would´n sing even the half of all those cities.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 04:17 PM   #968
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The same location in 2008. Graphic is changed, content not at all.
No idea how it looks now. Perhaps I should drive there and check :-)
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 06:43 PM   #969
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The same location in 2008. Graphic is changed, content not at all.
No idea how it looks now. Perhaps I should drive there and check :-)
This is probably the sign that stands on the crossing, my stands few 100. meters before cause i made my picture in 2013 when i was driving by on my bicycle. they would change both but Cologne is a poor village
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Old June 4th, 2016, 03:06 AM   #970
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Both signs must be from the same time, as the font looks somewhat different from the one used on the German road signs (and not only on road signs, Germans are really crazy about it).
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Old June 4th, 2016, 03:21 AM   #971
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DIN 1451?

Poland still uses on number plates
but Germany uses something else now
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Old June 4th, 2016, 07:01 PM   #972
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This is probably the sign that stands on the crossing, my stands few 100. meters before cause i made my picture in 2013 when i was driving by on my bicycle. they would change both but Cologne is a poor village
I was today in Cologne. It has heavily raining so I did not make any photos. Both signs have been replaced, the new ones have the usual current German layout and style. Venlo is no more signed, only domestic destinations are signed.
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Old June 4th, 2016, 07:38 PM   #973
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@Kanadzie: Yes. You see it everywhere in Germany, even on "dangerous dog" warning signs.

I have never realized that the Polish license plate font has something in common with DIN1451, but after comparing them it seems that... that's true. It's not exactly DIN1451, but DIN1451 with some small changes.

The thing is, you don't usually see DIN1451 as a text created with capital letters only.

The polish road signs font is also interesting, it's, in my opinion, a very good font for it's purpose. The only disadvantage is that it's quite space-consumung, but it's really well-readable. But it's used almost only on the road signs (an exception are, for example, the street name plates in Ponań), we are not so crazy about it as Germans are about DIN1451.

A good thing about both Polish and German road signs is also that they don't use capital letters only, as for example French, or Slovak road signs do. Human brain recognizes the words written with both capital and small letters (I mean, in the normal way, as all the words in this post) easier and faster than those written with capital letters only.

And a weird thing which we have in Poland are the road signs on the roads crossing the national border. Almost always they just "have to" include the name of the village in which there is a border crossing, or in which the road just crosses the border without any proper checkpoint (on the internal Schengen borders). Even on main highways, a few hundred kilometers from the border. At the same time, the names of the cities in the neighbouring countries, to which the road leads, are often missing (although now it is changing to better).

Like here: https://goo.gl/maps/vUmz9UNVdtC2
Luckily there are Dresden and Berlin on this sign (although, from what I remember, they weren't present on the initial version on this sign, they had to correct it), but at the same time... Jędrzychowice is a village with 694 persons of population, Olszyna is a town with 4469 citizens no, it's the wrong Olszyna! this is the proper Olszyna, it looks like not even 100 persons lives here! a small poor village with literally a few post-German houses and hens running freely on the yard.... And this is one of the main east-west highways in the country, still many tens of km from these small villages! Even Zgorzelec is quite a small town to include it on a junction of two highways (population: 32.332), but together with Görlitz, it's German part at the other side of the Odra/Oder river, it's bigger (Görlitz has a population of 54.042, so together it's almost 90.000 citizens).
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Old June 5th, 2016, 05:19 PM   #974
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Another example, the section of the A1 currently being built:

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Putting aside that the green part shouldn't be present on this sign at all - the sign is near Łódź on the A1 to the south, and going the A1 to the south and then taking the S8 will be the least sensible way possible to go to Warsaw and to Lithuania from Łódź (especially taking into account that the A1-S8 junction doesn't allow at all to go from the A1 from the north to the S8 to the north, so the driver would have to go to the next junction and make a U-turn there, or just use a non-highway road) - you can see here Budzisko - 500 km. There is no Google Street View there - but looking at the elections data, the electoral district to which this village belongs consists of around 230-250 persons and contains 23 villages. This way a village with less then 100 citizens becomes famous thanks to that a main road intersects with the national border there. Without, even, a checkpoint.

But they included Ostrava and not Gorzyczki, at least one thing done well!
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Old June 6th, 2016, 12:08 PM   #975
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Putting aside that the green part shouldn't be present on this sign at all - the sign is near Łódź on the A1 to the south, and going the A1 to the south and then taking the S8 will be the least sensible way possible to go to Warsaw and to Lithuania from Łódź (especially taking into account that the A1-S8 junction doesn't allow at all to go from the A1 from the north to the S8 to the north, so the driver would have to go to the next junction and make a U-turn there, or just use a non-highway road).
I suppose that this is the result of the odd routing of the S8/DK8. In so many respects, this is not the logical route between Wroclaw and Augustow. Yet because it's there, you'd have to signpost it somehow, even where that implies detours.
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Old June 6th, 2016, 12:57 PM   #976
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It seems to be a Polish way to post (rather insignificant) border points instead of actual destinations across the border. Ostrava is a nice exception to this rule, equally logical would be Kaunas instead of Budzisko. (That is, if we forget the fact that anyone seeing this sign is hardly going to Lithuania in the first place.)
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Old June 6th, 2016, 02:23 PM   #977
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Yeah, they should go for Kaunas or Augustow. Either the last larger town in Poland or the first larger town across the border. But as long as these are not signposted as such on the S8 itself, this sign on the A1 at Lodz is not quite the sign to start doing so. Hopefully a coordinated coverplating exercise (replacing the border point with a more realistic terminus) will occur on the S8 and roads leading to the S8 in the not too distant future.
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Old June 6th, 2016, 03:48 PM   #978
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Poles wanna show distance to the border, not to Budzisko. Kaunas and Augustów are not on the border. OTOH, Katowice and Ostrava aren't on the border either.
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Old June 6th, 2016, 10:02 PM   #979
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Poles wanna show distance to the border, not to Budzisko. Kaunas and Augustów are not on the border. OTOH, Katowice and Ostrava aren't on the border either.
But, why one does need to know how many km is the border far away?
It's more useful to know the distance to the next significant city/ies, either before or across the border, that are likely destinations for many motorists.
If I'm driving, for example, on Italian A22 northbound, I'm probably more interested to know how far away are, for example, Bolzano or Innsbruck (that are quite large, so likely final destinantion for many drivers), rather than the distance to Brenner Pass (that is just a transit place, rarely becoming a final destination).
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True, if you want to sign the border at all, it's most logical to do that after the last significant city, in this case Suwałki. But there probably have been endless discussions about the signage of Polish borders from far away before.
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