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Traffic System Typefaces

The typophiles are listing traffic system typefaces used in various countries. Here is a partial list extracted from that thread. Images collected by Ralf Herrmann.

  • USA and Canada: FHWA Series Fonts/Clearview
  • Australia: FHWA Series Fonts (modified)
  • Malaysia: FHWA Series
  • Germany: DIN Mittelschrift/Engschrift
  • Great Britain: Transport/Motorway
  • The Netherlands: ANWB-Ee/ANWB-Uu
  • Austria: Mittelschrift/Engschrift Austria
  • Switzerland: ASTRA Frutiger
  • Sweden: Tratex
  • Norway: Trafikkalfabetet
  • Italy: Traffic Type Spain, aka Carretera Convencional
  • Spain: For signage on highways, freeways and normal car-roads, the Autopista font (Highway Gothic). For normal streets, urban sorroundings, the Carretera Convencional font (aka Traffic Type Spain 1, and as CCRIGE).
  • Portugal: JAE.
  • Denmark: Dansk Vejtavleskrift.
  • France: L1/L2, L3/L4
  • Greece, Czech Republik, Latvia: DIN
  • Estonia: Arial
  • Hong Kong: transport
  • Belgium: SNV-regular or SNV-condensed (SNV: Association Suisse de Normalisation). SNV Extra Condensed is designed by Verein Schweizer in 1972.
  • Poland: See here

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file name: Karl Gustaf Gustafson Chester Bernsten Tratex 2002


file name: Karl Petter Sandbaek Trafikkalfabet 1965c







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