>his country fell for the Clearview meme
>complaining about traffic sign fonts
As long as it's perfectly readable and not something retarded like comic sans it's fine
I'm travelling at like 130+ km/h anyways so it;s not like I'll be seeing it for long
If you are willing to argue about something, there will be at least one other person to argue with you.
Make a thread about anything tech related on here and people will argue for hours about.
See the jobs vs. gates thread right now
Wrong my blind little pig. Hundreds of millions of road signs are passed each day. The difference in legibility even by the tiniest percent can be the difference between life and death at this scope. Take a Calligraphy class at your local community college.
PA of course fell hard for the Clearview meme, which made local street signs terribly generic.
not him, but this is off point. none of those things (even in confluence) should cause someone to die. in his ridiculously exaggerated world, he's totally right.
you might be able to argue that old people who are distracted or confused or whatever will see the exit and not realize it's theirs until it's too late to *safely* merge over to the exit lane, and then they'll do something dangerous, but how narrow a slice of situations are we designing for?
i agree that the font matters, but between highway gothic and clearview, if someone has trouble reading either (outside of fairly extenuating circumstances), i think that's on the driver.
i happen to think that the states in the US are criminally lax about whom they license (and i'm from california, not some dickbag in another country looking down my nose at everyone else), so i realize that my ideal solution - to revoke the licenses of elderly people as their faculties diminish - is unreasonable, but that's the best solution. dealing with news stories like elderly folks tearing through a farmer's market or falling asleep and plowing into a bus or whatever shouldn't be part of the norm.
i know that we have cars baked into our national culture, but we shouldn't. it's bad for us.
Highway Gothic > Clearview, but Transport > Highway Gothic
>the difference between life and death
Well, but those signs are pictograms anyways, so the font doesn't matter.
No sane country would do shit like writing >road works ahead on a sign, instead of just using an easily identified pictorial
ANWB-Ee confirmed for best highway font
>white on green
>are you even trying
I tried doing a Photoshop project that required road signs and I discovered that there was an "official" don't and it was like $150+
I think it's absolutely retarded to charge for how letters look. And I could not find a single "free" version on the internet. Are fonts harder to pirate than videogames???
Fonts actually can't be protected like most works of art. The name of the font and any logo that makes use of the font can be protected but there's nothing stopping anyone from making a functionally equivalent font with a different name.
Something weird going on with your font renderer
>Fonts actually can't be protected like most works of art
That sounds like bullshit. There wouldn't be studios that do nothing but make fonts if that was the case, and it would be impossible to licence them, because people could just copy them and say "oh, this isn't helvetica, it's 'melvetica', it just so happens to look identical in every way"
In the US at least that's how it is
The glyphs themselves cannot be copyrighted but any software used to create them can be so some of them are still locked down by other means.
NYC fell hard for this meme too, replacing their iconic street signs with this shit.
>his country fell for the clearview meme
actually 4 days ago it got denied :^)
"Based on these findings, FHWA does not intend to pursue further
consideration, development, or support of an alternative letter style(Clearview)."
ew that is fucking disgusting
"This notice terminates the Interim Approval for Use of
Clearview Font (...)The result of this termination
rescinds the use of letter styles other than the FHWA Standard
The top sign's font looks better from that distance.
Does the large font spacing in the lower sign work better at a greater distance? The pictures are taken from much closer than where I try to initially read a roadsign.
I sincerely cant tell a difference between the two in ops picture
well that's part of the point, connecting the whole country was the reason they built it.
in any case if you wanna get autistic about how highway signage differs based on where you are, exit numbering differs. Note how there's exits 2E and 2W? Most places don't number east/west like that, it's just the mile marker number, appended with A, B, C, etc if there's more than one exit within a mile. Until a few years ago, one major expressway near me (I-294, a bypass around Chicago) didn't have it's exits numbered at all. For a long time it varied state to state whether exits were numbered by mile marker or simply sequentially, but most of that's been moved to mile-marker now. Interstate 19 in Arizona is signed in kilometers. You'll see different schemes for whether or not to put upcoming exits on several signs on one gantry, or put a list of exits on one sign. (roughly speaking, the former is found in urban areas and the latter in rural areas). You'll also find limited-access, grade-separated, high-speed, multilane roads in general called different things in different parts of the country - parkway, freeway, expressway, or just "highway", which often doesn't refer to surface streets. The only term that's not used in any part of the country is the European word "motorway".