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Old October 23rd, 2010, 11:42 AM   #221
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I have no idea why most North American road geeks detest it so much.
I don't understand that either, it's a good font. I would swap it for TERN just like that...
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 05:02 PM   #222
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I don't understand that either, it's a good font. I would swap it for TERN just like that...
It's just so... ugh...

I'm sorry I don't know European font names, but my favourite looking signs are Polish and the font used on entrance to German towns.
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 05:09 PM   #223
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I'm not sure if I was clear, but I meant that I would swap TERN for Clearview any day. Clearview is so much better than TERN!
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Old October 24th, 2010, 01:17 AM   #224
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Clearview!
I have no idea why most North American road geeks detest it so much.
I'm not American, but I like Highway Gothic much more than Clearview. For me, the Clearview 6, 9 and g are most problematic. Not designed at all for high-speed approach.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 10:33 AM   #225
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I'm wandering, can you tell me is this HRCP-N font that we use in Croatia for signage something unique or just copy of some other used in the world under different name? Thanks!

narrow version:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/ToTaL13/uski.jpg

normal version:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26...3/normalni.jpg
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 11:19 AM   #226
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Looks like SNV, a commonly used typeface in southeastern Europe and Belgium.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 10:49 PM   #227
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Definitely SNV.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 03:02 PM   #228
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What is the name of this typeface in Hungary? Or it is a mixture?




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Old February 24th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #229
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Hungary's font looks Arial-like, but not quite.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 04:56 PM   #230
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It also looks a little DINish but also not quite...
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Old February 24th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #231
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It seems a variant of DIN. The horizontal part of the G in FERIHEGY is not centered in height, however the rest perfectly matches DIN Mittelschrift.
The numbers however are totally different, as well as the g
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Old February 24th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #232
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It is very likely that it is a typeface adapted, or specially commissioned by Hungarian road authorities. And in that case, it might not have a name at all.

Many countries have a general standard or specification for road signs. In such a document you'll find exact dimensions, spacing and layout rules for creating a road sign. Lettershapes are just one part of the specification, just like there are standard forms for every pictogram (an arrowhead, a car, a locomotive, a moose etc.). Whether the specified lettershapes have been turned into a digital, publicly available font (such as it is the case with DIN, SNV etc.), either officially or unofficially, is another question.

All that said, I agree that it's not entirely unlikely that it might have been based on DIN The normal and condensed variants, that is — the wide variant does not have a counterpart in DIN.
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Old March 15th, 2011, 02:34 AM   #233
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TERN is now all over Austria. Our road-signs are usually quite messy and TERN improved this a little bit, because the font is both slimmer and most people I asked find it to be better readable.
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 06:56 PM   #234
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It's strange... Mohács city sign in Hungary. Watch "a" letter:



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Old March 24th, 2011, 02:51 AM   #235
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On the serbo-croatian and german sign is the old style "a".I guess only the sign on the top is new.I have a few signs with Budapest on it with the same "a"
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It seems a variant of DIN. The horizontal part of the G in FERIHEGY is not centered in height, however the rest perfectly matches DIN Mittelschrift.
The numbers however are totally different, as well as the g
Here I made a comparsion of Hungarian font and DIN 1451

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Old March 29th, 2011, 01:55 AM   #237
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We don't have this letter: ý

On the new signs we use DIN 1451 "a" letter like Zagor666 said.

Look at this city sign:
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Old March 29th, 2011, 09:22 AM   #238
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We don't have this letter: ý
I've seen it on some picture from Tótkomlós - with Slovak name Slovenský Komlóš.

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On the new signs we use DIN 1451 "a" letter like Zagor666 said.
I didn't catch that you have changed letter "a". I remade the DIN 1451 to Hungarian font few months ago - this new "a" seems like novelty. I must remake it.
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Is the Hungarian font available for download?
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Is the Hungarian font available for download?
It seems like internal font for traffic sign producers. For that I started remaking DIN 1451 shapes to these hungarian according to photos from Hungarian Motorways thread.
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