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The U.S. Department of Transportation Standard Alphabets for Highway Signs and Pavement Markings reference guide has remained the only standardized source for the development and application of text for highway signs and pavement markings since its initial publication. Many technological innovations since then have changed the way in which highway road signs are created, most notably through the use of computer hardware and software programs. While this has automated the creation of highway road signs, many non-standard or incomplete electronic typeface designs for highway road sign development have emerged. The FHWA Series fonts were developed to address the specific issues relating to highway typeface design by creating a complete, standardized set of typefaces to facilitate the uniform application of text for road sign design throughout the United States.

Designed for use with the 2003 Edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the 2004 MUTCD Standard Highway Signs Manual (SHS), the FHWA 2000EX Expanded Edition font collection is now available in TrueType, PostScript and OpenType formats. Featuring an expanded character set including foreign accents, mathematical operators, fractions and enhanced punctuation, the FHWA 2000EX Expanded Edition font collection is ideal for large projects or Government and commercial agencies requiring complete control over all aspects of highway sign design and manufacturing.

The collection includes series B, C, D, E, E(m), F, PM and symbol series RA through RW.

The FHWA 2000EX Expanded Edition fonts are the standard for both Metric and English units.


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Current pricing for the complete FHWA Series 2000EX Expanded Font Collection is for all platforms and formats (TrueType, PostScript or OpenType). The complete collection includes Series B, C, D, E, E(m), F, PM and Symbol Series RA through RW. All complete FHWA font collections include a CD with case for easy storage.

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**Educational pricing is available to qualified Institutions and individuals. Please call 1-866-833-7933 or contact us at edu@fhwa.org