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I am looking for a (hopefully free) TrueType or other Windows compatible face where there is no ambiguity in character appearance.  All I need are the upper case, lower case, and numbers.  In particular, O, 0; 1, l, I; 2, Z; 5, S.  I have no preference for serif vs. non-serif.

 

I'd PREFER that 0 and Z be slashed, and S have extended serif-like "extensions".  The closest I've found is Tahoma in the Windows standard fonts.

 

What are others I should look at and from what sources?

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Ralf Herrmann
3 minutes ago, gbynum said:

I am looking for a (hopefully free) TrueType or other Windows compatible face where there is no ambiguity in character appearance. 

To do what? It would really help knowing the answer to that. 

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Riccardo Sartori
26 minutes ago, gbynum said:

face where there is no ambiguity in character appearance.

That is typical feature in typefaces designed for coding.

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gbynum

I'm a retired engineer who is frustrated with ambiguity.  My first task will be a file of my various passwords for my wife to have if I die before her.  I'll probably use it in various Office (Libre and MS) applications.

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gbynum

Riccardo, I agree that is a typical application for my wishes.  The dozen or so that pop up in your link meet some of my wishes, but none slash the Z and only 1 slashes the 0 ... although the center dot is sufficient.  Also, none gives the "tails" on S to minimize confusion with 5.  Think of algebraic equations 2Z+5S where handwritten looks somewhat like 22+55 for example.

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Riccardo Sartori
2 hours ago, gbynum said:

none slash the Z and only 1 slashes the 0

I count at least four slashed zeroes, and in some cases (most notably Input), you can choose between dotted or slashed zero versions. Anonymous also has a seriffed |S|.

Not in the list, but perhaps of interest: PT Mono.

As for slashed |Z|, unfortunately I can’t recall any non-calligraphic typeface with such a feature.

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gbynum

Thanks for all of the input.  I'm going to stick with Tahoma which meets 99% of my wants and is almosy universally supported.

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