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Old June 26th, 2013, 10:18 AM   #281
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Old Czechoslovak font used on signage introduced in May 1938
Very clear and readable font. Now more and more countries introduce more modern but less readable fonts. Some things should not change.
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Gill Sans Bold (Condensed) used in Czechoslovakia and DDR. According to norm TGL 12096/91 Gill Sans was called GIL in DDR.

There's one notable change from origilna Gill Sans - figure "1" got a hook to differentiate it from the letter "I".

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Old July 1st, 2013, 12:48 AM   #283
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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)
They are regulated. Maybe not in present-day GOST but the previous one covered many alphabets. I am now in Moldova, and most signs follow GOST norm, with latin letters (although some signs may be with 'arial-like' typeface, or even some few signs following SR/STAS Romanian norms).
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So let's have a summary for Europe

(Label Makarska is for all exYugoslavia countries)
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Old July 1st, 2013, 03:41 PM   #286
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Great work!!!!
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Great work. By the way, Moldovan following of SR/STAS norms are more for kilometer markers, so they do not use SNV alphabet, but only GOST one (there can be wrong signs with more commonly avalaible signs in computers).

And I have not seen Cyrillic signs. Maybe they are in Russian-speaking regions or in Transnistria. Anyone can confirm this?
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Old July 1st, 2013, 11:33 PM   #288
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I believe to have seen pictures of signs in Russia with latin characters written in DIN.
South Africa also has DIN.

The FHWA-derived font (like NL and E in Europe) are used in most American countries.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 08:04 PM   #290
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Another variant of number 6 (and 9) can frequently be seen in Finland.

Sometimes the variants can be even found next to each other!

https://maps.google.fi/?ll=61.487643...177.23,,0,7.38
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Old August 31st, 2013, 10:56 PM   #291
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Could anyone tell me what font is this?

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Old August 31st, 2013, 11:58 PM   #292
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Looks like Arial. Letter "R" in "RETORNO" is obvious:

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I have just discovered that Andorra has its own signage system (previously it was just the Spanish one), so they have their own typeface:
Swis 721 Black Condensed BT

If you want to read the signage manual (in Catalan): http://www.mobilitat.ad/documentos/2...arxaBasica.pdf

Official schemes are like these:



But you can find a mix of signs:

Spanish style, with some italics:


Spanish style, with mixed typefaces and "full circle":
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Andorran style, with Spanish-like roundabouts:
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Old October 10th, 2013, 07:07 PM   #294
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Old November 6th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #295
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Just a few weeks ago our local Transport Department in Jakarta, Indonesia replaced one of this quite rare sign with a Highway Gothic font (the actual official typeface according to the 1993 regulation about roadsigns):
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Rambu Lama by adriansyahyassin, on Flickr

Into this blatant Arial Black
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Rambu Baru by adriansyahyassin, on Flickr

Sadly enough, typefaces of road signs here in Indonesia is not considered as an important part of the sign itself, only a number of local departments who still follows the regulation to use Highway Gothic , in Indonesia, you can find signs with typeface ranging from Calibri to as worse as Monotype Corsiva
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Old January 19th, 2014, 06:59 PM   #296
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Transport is the best for me, perfect for road signs.. I don't like the German one, and even more the Swiss one (supposed to be more "modern") ; the French one is also messy
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Old January 19th, 2014, 07:16 PM   #297
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Do some of you guys know about where I can find a version of Transport (possibly both Normal and Heavy) with diacritics? Very strangely enough the normal version seems to only contain basic letters (for English), without not even č, ň, é and the likes..
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Old January 21st, 2014, 03:27 PM   #298
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ANWB-Uu is exit in the Netherlands. We're going back to Highway Gothic.
On motorways the implementation of ANWB-Uu had already been stopped in 2003, but on all other roads the ANWB continued to use de Uu font although it hadn't been in the 2005 Guidelines. The designing of directional signs has gone to the National Roadsignage Authority (NBd) in 2013, and since this week there's the new Guideline 2014 on directional roadsigns, so it's expected that all new signs will be in Highway gothic again in the nearby future.

On motorways RWS-Ee (~FHWA Interstate Series E(M)) will be continued to use, as well as RWS-Dd in stead of kerned RWS-Ee. On all other roads RWS-Dd (~FHWA Interstate Series D(M)) will be used.
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Old January 25th, 2014, 10:23 PM   #299
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Finally, Slovakia is starting to change the outworn Universal Grotesk to TERN
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Malaysia


Like this, at first you see sign with Highway Gothic
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Malaysian Road Signs by adriansyahyassin, on Flickr

And then you move a bit you will see a sign with Transport typeface
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Malaysian Road Signs by adriansyahyassin, on Flickr

And maybe in certain cases, you will see both Highway Gothic and Transport used together at a same sign
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Malaysian Road Signs by adriansyahyassin, on Flickr

And the last, they've tried to use SNV too
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