RE: one vs. 1 (SusanT)

Subject: RE: one vs. 1 (SusanT)
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 08:59:12 -0400

Thanks to Richard, Fred, and Robert for their kind suggestions. I have
since stumbled upon Trebuchet, which in fact distinguishes very well
between the upper-case "eye," the lower-case "L," and the digit "one."
Trebuchet easily passed the Pre-Tea Test.

And now I'll close the can and go back to TNR for print and Arial for
online -- because that's what my readers are most familiar with.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Goldstein
> Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 8:55 AM
> To: 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'
> Subject: RE: one vs. 1 (SusanT)
>
> <Can of worms>
>
> Consider two examples of easy font distinctions:
>
> Times New Roman distinguishes better than Century Gothic
> between the upper-case "eye" and the lower-case "L": TNR
> gives the upper-case "eye" full serifs at the top and bottom.
>
> However, Century Gothic distinguishes better than Times New
> Roman between the lower-case "L" and the digit "one": CG
> gives the digit "one" a serif at the top, but no serif at all
> on the letter.
>
> As a font amateur, I consider those distinctions *very* easy
> to spot, even before I have my first cup of tea in the morning.
>
> Here's an example of a slightly tougher distinction: In
> Courier New, the serif at the top of the lower-case "L" and
> the digit "one" differs only in its angle -- so that doesn't
> pass the precaffeination test.
>
> 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.
>
> </Can of worms>
>

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