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At port tastings we always use placemats, to label glasses, and for the other paperwork that helps run a confusion-free tasting.
Behold the draft placemats for a tasting on 11th October. Observe the background digits, “66” on the second page, currently set in FusiThinNormal, and outlined by my PostScript code (with
• Tall, such that two adjacent digits have a bounding box in the ratio of A4 less 30pt margins.
• Sans-serif, so not fussy in this background role.
• The neck of the six climbs diagonally, rather than the cluttered look of a vertical then curve.
• Near the bottom of the inside curve of the 6, a control point is wrong.
Can any readers suggest a better tall sans-serif font with good digits?
I am willing to pay a modest fee for a typeface, though obviously prefer free. However, the typeface must be accessible from PostScript, and must be embeddable within PDF.