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Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?  
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

Greetings all,

After extensive searching of the interweb and my font lists of the programs in my Office Suite I am still unable to identify what this font is.

Is there anyone out there that knows what it is or can help me find out please?



Thanks!

R

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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Trying to make counterfeit tickets?  Wink

User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2381 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
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It definitely is an OCR machine readable font. The OCR B type family comes very close.

Mario
LH526

[Edited 2007-05-02 16:51:32]


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5815 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
Is there anyone out there that knows what it is or can help me find out please?

I work in a printing company and that is obviously one used (possibly exclusively) for numbering. I've seen that plenty of times and may have been just designed to give clear numbering and solely designed for that purpose. It's not a common one at all, if it is a full typeface.

Quoting LH526 (Reply 2):
It definitely is an OCR machine readable font. The OCR B type family comes very close.

I agree with LH526.


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Thanks. I'm not sure it's an OCR B font as the tail on the 6 and 9 is different if you look and the OCR B font doesn't have a stand at the bottom of the 1. It is very similar though.

Any other suggestions folks?  Smile

R


User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 1):
Trying to make counterfeit tickets?

My thoughts entirely.  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 5):
Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 1):
Trying to make counterfeit tickets?

My thoughts entirely.

Wow, that was my first thought too. I am glad to see I am not the only one with a suspicious mind.


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 1):
Trying to make counterfeit tickets?

Absolutely not!

R


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5815 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 4):
Thanks. I'm not sure it's an OCR B font

No, but that might be as close as you are going to get. I've only ever seen this font used on numbering machines. The six and zero are very distinctive in that the vertical part is completely straight, and the eight is also distinctive the way the top loop appears to be the same size as the bottom one. You almost never get that in a font. The only time I've ever seen this used is for numbering, and even at that it seems to be a particularly continental European thing.

All the speed signs in this country were manufactured somewhere on the continent, and you can see what I'm talking about:



And you can see this on the vehicle registration plates as well:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/untitled1-3.jpg

I think this is a typeface designed for maximum clarity and nothing else, and used only on numbering machines.

[Edited 2007-05-02 18:57:23]

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

It's Letter Gothic (or a variation on it).

http://www.identifont.com/list?1+id+...84+8+5DB+8+4JN+8+8M0+8+2S5+8+6B3+8



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Thanks folks for your continued input! Keep the thoughts and suggestions coming please  Smile

R


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5815 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9):
It's Letter Gothic (or a variation on it).

Very close Westy, but not exactly. You notice the difference in the zeros and sixes mostly: in the typface RobK shows the sides are COMPLETELY vertical, in Letter Gothic they are curved. The one he shows would only be used for display purposes, it would be hard on the eyes if used in large amounts of text.

Is it just the gay crowd who have an eye for such things?  Big grin


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 11):
Very close Westy, but not exactly.

Yup, that's why I noted it's a variation on it. The "1" has a thicker base in his example, but the shape of the "2" is spot on. It's a fairly standard font that might even be in one of the DIN fonts.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

This is an example of another Gothic font. This is why I think you should be narrowing your choices down to these:



The only number that's off a bit in this font is the "6", but the Gothic style has look.



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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 8):

80 km/h seems pretty fast for that narrow, windy, dirt road  Wink


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5815 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 14):
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 8):


80 km/h seems pretty fast for that narrow, windy, dirt road

Yep, that's another story altogether . . .


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 14):
80 km/h seems pretty fast for that narrow, windy, dirt road

How do you know its windy?  Smile


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