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    Interesting to see the apostrophe is alive & kicking.
    I hear that it is a complete mystery to the Birmingham planners. They have taken to leaving it off, as in King's Heath & King's Norton


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    Somehow the US seems to think it's easier to read street signs that are not in CAPITAL LETTERS...

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...owercase_N.htm

    My opinion is that CAPITALS are easier to read than Lower Case when driving by, but I don't have a multi-million dollar study to prove it...

    I do know that we are not paying for new street signs on the private roads in our Homeowners Association....

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    It is widely accepted that road signs are far easier read when written in lower case, capitalised as normal. Block capitals lose out because there is little or no word recognition with their use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    It is widely accepted that road signs are far easier read when written in lower case, capitalised as normal. Block capitals lose out because there is little or no word recognition with their use.
    I put it down as a resolution issue when reading the signs from a distance.

    The lower case letters are about 1/2 the size of the CAPITAL letters and are easier to resolve from a further distance.

    Move back from your monitor and see which version can be seen from further away.

    When you are close, word recognition makes sense, but I like to read my road signs from as far away as possible... saves wear and tear on the tires (tyres) doing a last minute screeching turn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    I put it down as a resolution issue when reading the signs from a distance.

    The lower case letters are about 1/2 the size of the CAPITAL letters and are easier to resolve from a further distance.

    Move back from your monitor and see which version can be seen from further away.

    When you are close, word recognition makes sense, but I like to read my road signs from as far away as possible... saves wear and tear on the tires (tyres) doing a last minute screeching turn...
    Sorry AZ, but NO!

    Is it not obvious (and I suspect it may not be) that if you looking for a road (or any other) sign with, say, two g's in the middle or ending with an h. Having these letters in lower case makes the case?

    [please refrain from responding by typing in CRAYON ]

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    Az_gila's USA Today article has a point i.e. "In a nod to the fading eyesight of the nation's aging Baby Boomers.............."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    Sorry AZ, but NO!

    Is it not obvious (and I suspect it may not be) that if you looking for a road (or any other) sign with, say, two g's in the middle or ending with an h. Having these letters in lower case makes the case?

    [please refrain from responding by typing in CRAYON ]
    The typing in crayon was an example....

    Try moving away from the monitor and see which set of blue letters (the crayon ones) you can see from the furthest distance....

    ...and huh...a H is easier to see than a h , but perhaps it's just me... and sorry for the crayons again.

    Remember, the signs are not getting larger, it's just the letters changing with the same overall height of the metal they are on - and if you use lower case the overall letter height actually is less since letters like the "g" you mention take up space below the line....

    I vote for the largest letters possible....

    I guess you can compare here...

    http://www.usa-traffic-signs.com/Pho...de=streetname8

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    A black background with white letters is more easily read than the reverse colour.

    At least thats what my eyes tell me.

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    AZ, I blame Sesame Street.

    Letters as big as possible? Maybe, "There was an old lady who lived in a 'U'?

    And this 'Rodeo Doctor' (Dr). Thing? Is this not what you call a 'Shingle'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    AZ, I blame Sesame Street.
    Haha..

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