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Re: Highway shield number fonts
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 04:48:03 PM »

Mostly highway signs use Clearview and also Gothic in some cases.
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Re: Highway shield number fonts
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 05:12:03 PM »

Those sure don't look like Clearview to me!  :spin:

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Re: Highway shield number fonts
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009, 05:58:09 AM »

What is actually so bad about the Clearview font? I kinda like it, but I see people responding with "Eww Clearview".

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Re: Highway shield number fonts
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009, 10:31:23 AM »

i think many of us simply prefer the older FHWA fonts...

Clearview in my eyes (and they arent the greatest) simply isnt worth all the expense for whatever marginal improvement it represents over the classic highway fonts...franjkly, i think it is one UGLY font for signs!

(i AM biased....my word processors at home and my office computers are set up to use Roadgeek Series D font [very close to FHWA D font] as default...i find it easier to read than New Times Gothic or Arial

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Re: Highway shield number fonts
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 04:20:11 PM »

Any idea what the names of those fonts from the first post are?  None looked like Clearview to me.
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Re: Highway shield number fonts
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 07:20:58 PM »

A lot of states used custom fonts. Maryland definitely did, and Delaware did with its wider 4's. Jake (aka agensteel53 on the forum) would know

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Re: Highway shield number fonts
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009, 12:51:07 AM »

The following states used custom fonts (to my knowledge, based upon phots and my collection:

Maine
Massachusetts
Vermont (but not to any great extent)
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
New York
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Virginia
Michigan
Montana
Nevada


anyone care to add any others?
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Re: Highway shield number fonts
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2009, 11:06:25 AM »

Georgia uses a custom version of a standard font, does that count?

 


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