Help to locate a font

Discussion in 'General modeling' started by Ron Caudillo, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

    Hi all,
    I need a font that is simple and easy to know EXACTLY what the character is regardless of rotation. Since I will be using the characters mostly by themselves, there needs to be definite difference between a capital "I" and the number "1" and the number six and the number nine.

    The font should be bold enough to see all of the lines and curves that make up the character but have enough white space to distinguish the character if it is reduced in size, such as 6 or even 4 point.

    Here is an example of what I'm trying to achieve, but I had to use three different fonts. The "9" is a bit wonky, but I hope you get the idea. Thanks for any help, oh yeah, if it's a free font, all the better! Font.jpg
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I use FontViewOK to find out how my fonts look like:

    I have checked my installed fonts and found a few which might fit the bill:

    A028 Extrabold
    Comic Sans
    Courier New
    Franklin Gothic Book
    OCR A Extended
    OCR-A BT
    OCR-B 10 BT

    Just take a look at your system, maybe you have some of them. :)
  3. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    not an easy task!! I suggest that you modify the 6 and I after you lay it in, shortening or slanting it , so that there is no mistaking them. I would imagine that you would only have a few, so it might be worth your time to edit them that way in Paint, and choose a font you really like.
  4. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

    Ron try this site:

    Its helped me in the past to locate a font from a sample.
  5. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    I don't mean this to sound flippant, but maybe underscore the text?
  6. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

    Thanks to all for excellent suggestions!

    I was hoping to find the "perfect font" that would not require anything else with it. Underlining is an option I have seriously considered for the 6 and 9, especially if I find a font that has a distinct difference between a stand-alone "I" and "1".

    I used the "What the font" website to help design the cookie box for my daughter, She had business cards printed up that we needed to use the font style on the box design, worked beautifully!

    I appreciate the help, it appears to be an ongoing quest just like the "find the perfect glue" or "perfect forming tool, etc." is in our hobby, I'm always on the lookout.

    Best Regards,
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  7. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    well good luck, i searched for special fonts and had no luck. i still suggest modifying a font you like in paint, after you put it on the model, make a character wider or squat, or thinner, etc... i certainly hope you find what you need.

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