RE: one vs. 1 (SusanT)

Subject: RE: one vs. 1 (SusanT)
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <dgoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 10:00:04 -0400


Dan Goldstein wrote (in part):

> Is there any font that distinguishes *very* clearly between the upper-case "eye," the lower-case "L," and the digit "one"?
>
> As an act of mercy, I'll leave the "pipe" symbol (vertical bar) out of the conversation.


The Windows Character Map app is a *very* effective tool for looking at issues such as this. A quick browse through some of the fonts installed on my system reveal the following contenders for body text typefaces with the clear at-a-glance distinctions you seek.



Serif typefaces with good distinction between lower-case "L" and numeral "1" (the usual problem area):
Baskerville Old Face

Book Antiqua

Garamond
ITC Officina Serif
Palatino


Sans serif and modern typefaces with clear distinction among all three characters:
Comic Sans (don't laugh...)
ITC Officina Sans
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Typewriter
Tahoma
Verdana



Fred Ridder






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References:
Re: one vs. 1 (SusanT): From: Susan Tamaoki
RE: one vs. 1 (SusanT): From: Dan Goldstein

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