Font for DEC indicator panels

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Mon Nov 12 15:37:22 CST 2018

> On Nov 12, 2018, at 4:25 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>> From: Jason T
>> According to my notes, for the VCFMW8 shirts ... I used DIN Next Pro
>> Rounded Medium for the panel text, although the font I had in my work
>> directory is "DIN 1451 Fette Breitschrift 1936".  That is probably the
>> font next to the knob on the right and the bit numbers above the
>> switches.
> Yeah, that latter is the one we're looking for (mostly). (I tried downloading
> a couple of copies, but for some reason I don't understand the font viewer on
> my Windoze box wouldn't show them; from what I could see online, it looked
> close.) The DEC font uses a zero with a slash, but it's otherwise close.

For that, a capital O with a slash Ø would probably serve.  Most fonts tend to come with a fair number of accented and otherwise modified letters, perhaps not enough for Vietnamese but often enough for European languages.


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