August 12, 2019
Custom Digital Font – Part 2 – Signage
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August 12, 2019
Custom Digital Font – Part 2 – Signage
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This is the second part in a 4-part series about using a custom made digital font.
In case you missed the first example and an introduction – you can view that using the link below.

Custom Digital Font – Part 1 – The Microwave

In this post – I share a second example of how the font might be used. Gas Station Signage.
Welcome to Stag Gas 3000!

The signage has no interactions but does feature an advertisement panel that cycles through some pretty sweet deals. You will notice that it will even flash on the message to use your Stag Gas Card – don’t forget…!

The custom font is based on a 7-segment display like you might see with an alarm clock. As such, there are some limitations in how particular letters are created. If you like the idea behind using a font like this – please hold out for the 14-segment font to come – which will allow for some much nicer alphabet characters.

Stay tuned for the third post where I will highlight how I created the font.

In the meantime – check out the sweet deals at Stag Gas 3000!

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2019-08-12 10:39:57
2019-08-12 10:39:57

It is the design. As I stated in the write up – this is created using only seven segments like you might see with an alarm clock so this is really nice for numbers but a little rough on the alphabet. The number 8 has all seven segments lit up.

In the future, I will also be revealing a 14-segment font which will be much better for alpha characters.

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Greg Stager
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2019-08-12 11:49:05
2019-08-12 11:49:05
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Greg Stager
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OK, will be patient and wait for the 14 segment font, which will certainly improve the alphabetical characters. Works nice for numbers at this moment.

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2019-08-12 08:02:48
2019-08-12 08:02:48

Greg, will certainly bookmark your series, in case someone asks for this type of font. Looking forward to the later posts.

Just a question: the text displayed in the right frame seems to have some issues: mix of capitals and lower case characters makes it often unreadable to me. Was this by design or should it be corrected?

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Lieve Weymeis
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2019-08-12 11:05:15
2019-08-12 11:05:15
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Lieve Weymeis
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I think I might just remake both the microwave and the gas station signage using all three of the custom digital fonts I made to compare the differences. My third one is a 5 x 7 pixel and handles upper and lower case letters the best. That would be the best choice for the advertisement panel.

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