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I have seen this font (digits and math symbols only?) in a number of places having to do with Japanese abacus and mental arithmetic practice.
If you google "flash anzan" (that is, a rather intense form of mental arithmetic practice), you will likely see this font used for the numbers.
I chose this for my sample because it contains all ten digits. The character that looks like a solidus is really the digit 1 (one). I believe that commas, decimal points, and symbols for basic arithmetic exist for this font, but as far as I know, it contains no characters beyond this.
All right, here's a calendar I made.
Yes, it's designed for use in the USA (specifically for the vicinity of New Haven, Connecticut), but I did it on A4 paper for a reason I will get to.
I do not like conventional wall calendars. I think that they have both too much and too little information, and are badly formatted. So I made my own.
I used DIN because I wanted to be able to read the numbers from across the room and I figured a road sign font would take care of that. I also wanted a font that was relatively tall and narrow so that it would leave maximum space for writing notes.
I am in the process of designing a wall calendar, with one page per week. (I am using CorelDRAW, if you must know.) I am using the fonts DIN Engschrift and DIN Mittelschrift, mainly the latter.
It being a calendar, numerals are the most important characters. I am going for function rather than beauty, but still, I don't want an ugly calendar. This is why I chose a road sign font: I want to be able to read the date from across the room without my eyeglasses! Also, monospaced figures are a must.
I really do not like the way that the days of the week look like they are going to turn out, though. Please see the picture. It is a screenshot of me testing several fonts in a spreadsheet program. No wonder Wednesday is nicknamed "hump day"!
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.