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RobK
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Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Wed May 02, 2007 11:41 pm

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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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Wed May 02, 2007 11:42 pm

Trying to make counterfeit tickets?  Wink
 
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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Wed May 02, 2007 11:48 pm

It definitely is an OCR machine readable font. The OCR B type family comes very close.

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[Edited 2007-05-02 16:51:32]
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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Wed May 02, 2007 11:56 pm

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.
 
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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 12:08 am

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

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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 1:16 am

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

My thoughts entirely.  scratchchin 
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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 1:33 am

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.
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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 1:41 am

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

Absolutely not!

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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 1:54 am

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]
 
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Thu May 03, 2007 2:08 am

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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 2:13 am

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

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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 2:16 am

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.

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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 2:19 am

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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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 2:52 am

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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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 3:20 am

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 8):

80 km/h seems pretty fast for that narrow, windy, dirt road  Wink
 
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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 3:37 am

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 . . .
 
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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Font Please?

Thu May 03, 2007 5:32 am

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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