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    Senior Member Ted Danson's Avatar
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    what font do they use when making numbers for races???

    they come on a piece of paper or plastic usually 3 digets. anyone know what font it is?
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    No idea...are you trying to get into a race without registering or something? *raises eyebrow*

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    he's going to try and sneak into the local couriers alleycat and hopes that no-one will notice

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    Or it could be that (s)he happens to like the font and wants to know which it is. I have to say that I really like the look of it myself, so if anyone knows, please tell us.

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    It's Helvetica Neue Bold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moochers_Dad
    It's Helvetica Neue Bold.
    So it is! Cool!

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    a blend of wit and charm Moochers_Dad's Avatar
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    I'd like to amend my answer. It looks more like it might be Helvetica Neue Black and not Bold. Keep in mind that whomever made the number plate could have been a sign company with a similar version of the font that isn't truly Helvetica Neue. Or they could be using stick on numbers made from that specific type or an unlicensed version that will be similar.

    Here's a sample of Black and Bold, each increased about 110% taller to match the photo.



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    actually i have my second day of soccer tryouts for a new team and supposivly we were supposed to keep the numbers they gave us the first day... which i no longer have so im making a new one to wear today. thanks guys, moochers your awesome
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    Whether it be Arial or Helvetica Neue, most people can't tell the difference.
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    a blend of wit and charm Moochers_Dad's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
    Whether it be Arial or Helvetica Neue, most people can't tell the difference.
    Blasphemy!

    Oh wait... "most people." You're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moochers_Dad
    Blasphemy!

    Oh wait... "most people." You're right.

    Hehe...actually the act of calling a typeface a "font" is considered blasphemy.

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    Did somebody say something about the Fonz?



    oh, font, nevermind...

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    Oh no! Typography geeks! RUN!

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    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeey!

    I never did see what anyone saw in that guy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    Oh no! Typography geeks! RUN!
    Don't make me whack you with my t square!

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    I have twinges of it myself, sometimes. I'll recognize fonts in advertisements and the like.

    (By the way, neither Neue Black or Bold are exactly the font, but I think it'll do.)

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    So is the *size* of these numbers/typeface measured in picas, points, cm or inches?

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    Light years. Very small values. Probably something like 1.2x10^(-17) light years or so.

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    Try using Algerian - just for giggles.
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    ahahahaha ok thanks guys, good news. no one suspected a thing about it, and i made the A team. high five!
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    switching to nueva bold extended volume 3

    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    Oh no! Typography geeks! RUN!

    i've been in the illustration/graphic design/print industry for some time and i still have to file through about 2,000 examples before i can figure out which font it is... or isn't.

    my GF gets upset when i mix up print terminology something fierce. now i screw up terms just to fire her up. LOL!

    knowing serif or sans narrows it down though. that alone took me a year to remember. musta been all that beer i drank from aluminum cans.

    stupid cans...

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