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Old December 27th, 2010, 11:05 AM   #541
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In Russian "krug" means "circle" and technically "okrug" means "region/district".

Like seem said for Croatian/Czech, technically in Russian you can say "persten" for "ring", but it's not a commonly used word. The common word for "ring" is "kolco" (where c=ts), which is also the name for a ring road - "kolcevaya doroga".
In Slovak/Cezch you can use "okruh" also for some area (in a "circuit" of 5 km/v okruhu 5 km)

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Old December 27th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #542
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Thanks for all those reactions. "Okruh" really isn't an internationally understandable word. I agree, so therefore we want to solve this problem by using a ring symbol.

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A very good design! I like the ring road symbol.

Stylistically, it might be possible to tweak it a little. Pictograms should ideally have a more-or-less uniform weight, but the 'ring road' symbol here is very light and thin when compared with the heavy 'interchange' symbol. When considering a wide range of possible sign layouts, it might be a problem.
A friend of mine already made this kind of remark as well, but I wasn't able to tweak it properly so far. Here is PDF in vectors showing different possible variations of usage of this symbol in Prague. Feel free to use it to improve it, if you can.

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There's one more thing that bugs me on the picture you linked above. The sign's visual balance is thrown off by patching; black-on-white patches (local destinations?) get a very strong focus, emphasised by the black border, while remote destinations blend in with the background. In some situations, that might be a desirable option (I guess Hradec Králové is a lot harder to miss than Hostivař or Spořilov), but in many other cases, it's the other way around. Brno should indeed be much more prominently displayed.
Definitely, this was one of possible solutions - white background for a road that is owned by a city and operated as an urban expressway. Green is much more legible and visible then.

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In your visualisation, the patches are much less prominent, and I think that's a good thing. The British don't allow patching on motorway signage at all and in Germany it's used rather sparingly, as far as I've seen.
Patches are also used too much on our motorways and expressways, I hope we'll improve this in close future...
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Old December 28th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #543
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This one I found now -

"be aware of horses"




and this one I spotted and then taken yesterday, it is not proper sign and that airport is really small -

"take offs and landings of planes"

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Old December 28th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #544
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Definitely, this was one of possible solutions - white background for a road that is owned by a city and operated as an urban expressway. Green is much more legible and visible then.
I liked better when the ring road symbol was on an auxiliary plate above the main sign - not next to destinations. It is useful to identify a particular road as a ring road; but whether a particular destination lies along the ring road or anywhere else, is much less important. Moreover, the placement of the symbol here seems kinda arbitrary.

Other than that, it's nice design as well. Is there a forum thread where these designs are displayed and discussed? It be interesting to check it out.
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Old December 29th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #545
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Other than that, it's nice design as well. Is there a forum thread where these designs are displayed and discussed? It be interesting to check it out.
Thanks, I appreciate it We have disscusion on this topic in our czech forum, link - we started with some common things like adding "interchage" symbol or indirect destinations and then we ran through legibility and color issues and many others - now we have almost 400 posts in the topic... Unfortunately for you, the forum is only in czech :/
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Old December 29th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #546
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 01:42 PM   #547
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This sign is in the street where I live:



The translation would be something like:

Street of pacified traffic
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Remember: Bike traffic


Pacified traffic? Does it mean that everywhere else it's the war?
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 01:46 PM   #548
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The Spanish equivalent of traffic calming.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 03:42 PM   #549
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Took this several years back in Coventry, UK
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:48 PM   #550
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Do you see what I see or I'm the only pervert around here?
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 08:06 PM   #551
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"hump" also means that, if I'm not mistaken...
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 08:33 PM   #552
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Nope. You're the only pervert
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 09:54 PM   #554
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bogdymol, Coventry City Council were very quick to remove the sign after it had been pointed out to them but hadn't noticed it officially for the 6 months it was up
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 09:55 PM   #555
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"humps"
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 10:00 PM   #556
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First sing - "If you brake it, fine can be 100 000 Sk (old sign, it is 3300 €)"

Second sign - "Just "stuff" "

Sorry for crap translation. I taken it yesterday in one Slovak ski centre.

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Old January 3rd, 2011, 10:46 PM   #557
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Just have a look at these signs...
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Old January 7th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #559
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These cruel Croats in Zagreb : D

Krvavi most = Bloody Bridge

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Cool! There's Butchers' Bridge (Mesarski most) in Ljubljana, with a suitable sculpture:


http://www.siol.net/data/fotogalerij...rski_most.aspx
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