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Old June 9th, 2009, 12:41 AM   #81
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Thank you. I think they're nice, visible, fonts in both alphabets. What do you think?
I quite like them. Is there a standards document online which explains how the current generation of Bulgarian direction signs are to be designed?
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Old June 10th, 2009, 02:17 AM   #82
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In Greece these are the types of letters that is used on the signs:
i dont really know them so if you do,let me now!hehehe
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Old June 10th, 2009, 04:10 AM   #83
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I quite like them. Is there a standards document online which explains how the current generation of Bulgarian direction signs are to be designed?
I haven't come across anything like that unfortunately...
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Old June 10th, 2009, 05:25 AM   #84
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What's better off? It has been proven that, when equipped with modern-day diamond grade coating, blue signs have a better visibility, in particular at night than green signs have. In an ideal world, all countries would use blue as their primary colour, and if there had to be a colour difference between motorway and non-motorway, blue would be the motorway colour and green or yellow the non-motorway colour. Blue as a colour for service signs is in a way a waste, since blue could have been used much better.

But well, that's in an ideal world. Surely the US is never going to switch. It would be a waste of money if they did and the green signs as currently used are still readible enough.
I agree with the effectivity of blue signs. But countries that use them would be those in Europe, Israel and South Africa.

Most Asian countries still use green signs on motorways and blue ones on main roads.

The US, Canada and Australia use green for motorways.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #85
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The problem with the signs in my neck of the woods has to do less with their color, and more to do with the type of method of manufacture, which is button copy. The signs are aging and barely readable at night. They are getting replaced, but slowly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Button_copy
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Old June 11th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #86
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In Greece these are the types of letters that is used on the signs:
i dont really know them so if you do,let me now!hehehe
thanks in advance and here's the pics*
The sign with "ATHINA 514 km" is in the German DIN 1451 font and the very same photo appears in Wikimedia Commons under the DIN 1451 category. The font in the second photo you posted is Transport from Britain. I don't know about the first photo; it looks as if it might be a lighter variant of Transport.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #87
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The sign with "ATHINA 514 km" is in the German DIN 1451 font and the very same photo appears in Wikimedia Commons under the DIN 1451 category. The font in the second photo you posted is Transport from Britain. I don't know about the first photo; it looks as if it might be a lighter variant of Transport.
According to the official specifications in Greece, motorway fonts should be in DIN1451 (and actually after 2003 with small letters used for the destinations). As far as the rest road network is concerned, the fonts used are the same as the British Transport.

However, you may see variations here and there.
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New sings used in Monterrey, Mexico (there's no national standard). I am not sure of what font it is, anyone?

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New signs used in Monterrey, Mexico (there's no national standard). I am not sure of what font it is, anyone?
No, no, there is a national standard, and it is followed at least on SCT-maintained roads. The relevant document is the Manual de dispositivos para el control del tránsito (an almost literal translation of Manual of [uniform] traffic control devices). It can be downloaded here:

http://dgst.sct.gob.mx/index.php?id=602

However, many Mexican states (and localities?) have their own offbeat standards, and I think SEDESOL at one point tried to push its own urban traffic signing manual. The fonts used in the illustration of the Monterrey signs is probably some variant of Helvetica, but without knowing that these illustrations are pattern-accurate (i.e. use precisely the same typefaces as the signs actually erected), it is difficult to say what is used in the field.

Does Monterrey or Nuevo Leon state have a transport or public works department? If so, does the website of that department have a signing manual that can be downloaded? (Baja California does, but I am not aware of any other Mexican state-level signing manuals.)
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Old June 12th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #91
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According to the official specifications in Greece, motorway fonts should be in DIN1451 (and actually after 2003 with small letters used for the destinations). As far as the rest road network is concerned, the fonts used are the same as the British Transport.

However, you may see variations here and there.
Are these specifications online somewhere? (I have tried unsuccessfully to locate them on the Greek transport ministry website.)
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Those signs look very British.
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Oh no, looks all Greek....eh, physics equations to me!
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Old June 12th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #94
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It's funny that high-school physics is enough to suddenly realise that you can read Greek.
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Are these specifications online somewhere? (I have tried unsuccessfully to locate them on the Greek transport ministry website.)
I have managed to find only the specifications for motorways - but only in Greek.

http://library.tee.gr/digital/books_...4_contents.htm
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Old June 13th, 2009, 06:41 AM   #96
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... Does Monterrey or Nuevo Leon state have a transport or public works department? If so, does the website of that department have a signing manual that can be downloaded? (Baja California does, but I am not aware of any other Mexican state-level signing manuals.)
Actually many states have their own public works department; however, a signage manual is very difficult to find in their government websites. I even wonder if such material is online (I've been looking in Nuevo Leon and the Federal District government websites, no success in this task).

Another Mexican state that has developed a custom signage system is Jalisco; you can download the manual on the following address:

http://sedeur.jalisco.gob.mx/frame-m...senaletica.htm

I've seen the new signage scheme in Guadalajara; according to the manual they use Frutiger as the base font.

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A south african highway sign font

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South Africa uses the DIN typefaces now. In the past it used to use Series E Modified and sign design was very Australian-influenced.
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Germany is replacing the old DIN typefaces by newer versions of the same, DIN Alternate and DINpro. They increased in legibility.
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