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Old May 20th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #1
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Highway Fonts

Can somebody tell me which font your highway is using?(and if u can post me the pictures also)
(For example: germany din1451, france characteres..)
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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In Poland we use font 'Drogowskaz', which literally means 'road sign'.

The font is very clear, business-like and pleasant to the eye. An example of what it looks like is given below. It is one of the better transport fonts I've seen, although it does have its little quirks that only font geeks will spot.

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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #3
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Is that new signage? I have never seen such Polish signage.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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Is that new signage? I have never seen such Polish signage.
Errr ... not yet!

This is the project that our Polish forum is working on. We've had very positive feedback from GDDKiA (road authority) regarding the style & layout but there are legal issues to overcome (i.e. change of Law) before we can begin taking down the current ridiculous m-way signage.

Give us time, we'll get there!
As we say in Poland 'Kraków was not built in a day'.


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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:34 PM   #5
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In Czech rep. we use DIN 1451, both Mittleschrift and Engschrift.
Slovakia is still using an outdated modified Grotesk.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:38 PM   #6
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How do you know different font types?

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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #7
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Look for example at this site: http://automatsvet.cz/traffic/

Or that one: http://www.typografie.info/typowiki/...erkehrszeichen
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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #8
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Malaysia is using Highway Gothic font for it's highways

just like the pics below



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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:56 PM   #9
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Not exactly 'my' highways, but it is my personal favourite font for road signs - Switzerland and its Frutiger. It has unique light and modern feel

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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #10
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I agree, Frutiger is one of the best!
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Old May 20th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #11
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What did Switzerland use before?
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Old May 20th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #12
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I gotta say the "e" is better legible with Clearview.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:00 AM   #13
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In Texas they use:

Clearview
[IMG]http://i42.************/25svmyp.jpg[/IMG]

and the FHWA gothic:
[IMG]http://i43.************/1zc1zdk.jpg[/IMG]


Personally I hate Clearview, looks ugly. Love the original.

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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:18 AM   #14
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The UK uses Transport Medium and Transport Heavy



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Old May 21st, 2009, 04:59 AM   #15
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The highway gothic the best font you can used for highways and its used in several countries.

HK also uses the same font The British use.

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Old May 21st, 2009, 11:19 AM   #16
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I like both din1451 and the UK's Transport Medium and Transport Heavy the best. I find both very clear.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 11:51 AM   #17
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I like Iceland, it's very clear:


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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:04 PM   #18
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Plan of the whole country?
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:54 PM   #19
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German DIN1451, older versions (Eng-, Mittel- and Breitschrift)







current DIN1451 (Eng- and Mittelschrift, Breitschaft is outdated)



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Wow, left aligned is really ugly. Center it, and it looks way better
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