(x) Font w/ clear differences between letters and numbers, to print serial numbers - various {gang}

pcent's picture

any font recommendation for use on printing a serial number on a product box? Need one that has clear differences between 0 and O, between B and 8, and between S and 5, and I and 1. It has been more difficult than anticipated, and it has to be clear enough for even the elderly. Thanks!

Lima's picture

Isonorm could work.

Lex Kominek's picture

Mark Simonson's Anonymous.

- Lex

Lima's picture

...or what about something more rudimentary, like Monaco?

quadibloc's picture

Well, actually, one could be really rudimentary, and go with Courier, perhaps in a bold weight. Century Expanded is another popular choice.

Lima's picture

Courier did cross my mind, but the zero/cap O characters were a bit close, whereas Monaco has the stroke through the zero.

riccard0's picture

These are characteristics shared with programming fonts, and OCR fonts.

pcent's picture

thanks everyone. someone also recommended Consolas. I'll try all of these.

Bert Vanderveen's picture

FF Axel.

1996type's picture

Actium was designed with focus on weird combinations of letters. They even invented SmartCapo for this. Have a look at this: http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/typemafia/actium/

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