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Old July 28th, 2012, 07:52 AM   #261
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Am I the only who likes the TERN font?
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Old July 28th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #262
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Am I the only who likes the TERN font?
I like it, too
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Old July 28th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #263
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TERN font is a nice and very readable font and it represents a positive evolution in austrian signage. Still, I find the DIN 1451 font slightly better, but this might be caused by the fact that I really like the system of german signs ... ANWB (or how is it called) in NL and Frutiger in CH work fine for me as well.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #264
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I think TERN on VMS looks fine, but not on real signs.

Also, I've made a personal top five list of transport fonts:
  1. DIN 1451
  2. Tratex
  3. Transport
  4. Highway Gothic
  5. Esseltub/SL-grotesk
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Old June 17th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #265
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Attention navigation using GPS does not apply! Signs in the Czech Republic
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Old June 17th, 2013, 11:01 AM   #266
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Universal Grotesk

Probably the worst readable highway font. Maybe if character-spacing could be increased. Austrian type is the best (and bit better than Tern)
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Old June 18th, 2013, 07:27 AM   #267
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As the official regulations, Indonesia uses the [B]FHWA Gothic/B] fonts, but this font is barely used by the Transportations Ministry who built the signs itself, only Toll roads/Motorways and some city who actually use such fonts

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On non motorway roads:



Some ridiculous and odd fonts also used in this country, such as:
Arial Black


Calibri
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Jalan Jendral Sudirman - Pekanbaru, Riau by AnakMelayuRiau, on Flickr
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And more surprising, Monotype Corsiva
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Old June 18th, 2013, 06:18 PM   #268
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In NL the RWS-Ee font is being used on motorways, however in an effort to avoid kerning of this font with long words, the RWS-Dd font is used more and more. Both fonts are derived from the American BPR Highway Gothic/FHWA-Interstate-originals, but slightly altered. Ee is derived from series E(Modified), Dd is a sort of series D(Modified)

Ee ("Muiden") and kerning-Ee ("Muiden-Oost")


Ee ("Overloon") and Dd ("Vierlingsbeek")
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Old June 19th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #269
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In NL the RWS-Ee font is being used on motorways, however in an effort to avoid kerning of this font with long words, the RWS-Dd font is used more and more. Both fonts are derived from the American BPR Highway Gothic/FHWA-Interstate-originals, but slightly altered. Ee is derived from series E(Modified), Dd is a sort of series D(Modified)

Ee ("Muiden") and kerning-Ee ("Muiden-Oost")


Ee ("Overloon") and Dd ("Vierlingsbeek")
I really like the efficiency of that signs. The targets are as much readable as it is possible and there are not many unnecessary blank places. There is a pretty much contrast comparing it to Slovakia:
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Old June 19th, 2013, 02:31 PM   #270
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In Portugal, we use the Transport font

In Highways:





In National Roads:





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Old June 19th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #271
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I really like the efficiency of that signs. The targets are as much readable as it is possible and there are not many unnecessary blank places. There is a pretty much contrast comparing it to Slovakia:
In NL bad signfaces also exist on gantry-signs. Examples:

Good:




Bad:




Every country has its signs of bad design.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 11:53 PM   #272
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Russian hwy font

https://github.com/shoorick/russian-road-sign-font
(latin letters are not regulated by GOST, so they're useless here)
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #273
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Every country has its signs of bad design.
Well I know. But this is what I call a masterpiece



Yep, in order to avoid wandering, you are supposed to know our registration plate district codes
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Old June 21st, 2013, 03:00 AM   #274
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in Austria Term fonts

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Old June 21st, 2013, 08:49 AM   #275
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There's no Tern font in this picture

This is correct one:


Tern specimen:

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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:09 AM   #276
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Hungarian font is derived from DIN 1451 and has three variants - same as DIN 1451: "Engschrift" (Condensed), "Mittelschrift" (Normal), "Breitschrift" (Extended).

"Engschrift" used: E-road numbers
"Mittelschrift" used: Esztergom, Szeged, exit number 13, road numbers (11, M0, M2)
"Breitschrift" used: Vác, Hont



Some another examples...

Only "Mittelschrift" used:


"Engschrift" and "Mittelschrift":


"Engschrift" and "Mittelschrift":
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 02:03 AM   #277
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Old fonts used in Italy until 1979, when the current Transport D was introduced.



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Old June 26th, 2013, 09:53 AM   #278
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Old Czechoslovak font used on signage introduced in May 1938

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Old June 26th, 2013, 10:02 AM   #279
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Old Czechoslovak font used on signage introduced in May 1938
Then, when was Universal Grotesk introduced on traffic signs? I have a feeling that few (ten) years ago this old font wasn't very rare in some areas.

And when Czechs refused to use Universal Grotesk?
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Then, when was Universal Grotesk introduced on traffic signs? I have a feeling that few (ten) years ago this old font wasn't very rare in some areas.
Universal grotesk was introduced in 1970es/1980es. Before that we used Gill (same that DDR).

But in beginning of 1990es there were lots of old signs with Gill typeface.

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And when Czechs refused to use Universal Grotesk?
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