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FHWA Typeface Collections
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.

The FHWA Series fonts are full of exciting new features which will make designing and creating MUTCD compliant signs easier and more accurate than ever before. The FHWA Series fonts are built to exact specifications as outlined in the MUTCD Standard Alphabets for Highway Signs reference manual and have been thoroughly tested to ensure accurate character rendering and inter-character spacing. All FHWA Series Fonts are available in TrueType, PostScript or OpenType font formats for Windows, Macintosh and Unix based operating systems.

With the FHWA Series Fonts you can modify existing signs or create your own custom signs efficiently and accurately - the options are endless. The FHWA Typeface Collections. Transforming the way you create highway road signs.

FHWA Series 2000EX Expanded Fonts
FHWA Series 2000EX Expanded Fonts

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.


FHWA Series 2000 Standard Fonts
FHWA Series 2000 Standard Fonts

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 2000 Standard Edition font collection is now available in TrueType, PostScript and OpenType formats. The FHWA 2000 Standard Edition font collection features the basic character set as outlined in the MUTCD SHS Standard Alphabets for Highway Signs. For more advanced typographic control including foreign accents, mathematical operators, fractions and enhanced punctuation, the FHWA 2000EX Expanded Edition font collection is recommended for projects or 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 2000 Standard Edition fonts are the standard for both Metric and English units.


FHWA XV (Extend View) Fonts
FHWA XV (Extend View) Fonts

The FHWA XV Series typefaces were created as an alternative to the newly modified ClearView typeface system jointly designed by the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (PTI) and the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) and are a direct evolution of the FHWA Legacy typefaces first created by CalTrans in the 1950s. The FHWA XV Series typefaces were designed using the same recommendations outlined in an FHWA sign legibility study (1994) which suggested the need for mixed case alphabets and the elimination of visual massing of critical lowercase characters (a,e,s,i,l,w,y) on positive contrast (white lettering on darker background) signs.

The FHWA XV Series typefaces also address many of the concerns which have been raised regarding uses of the ClearView typeface system. For more detailed information, please visit the FHWA Series XV web page.


FHWA Legacy Fonts
FHWA Legacy Fonts

Designed for use with pre-Millennium editions Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the FHWA Legacy Edition font collection is now available in TrueType, PostScript and OpenType formats. The FHWA Legacy Edition font collection features the basic character set as outlined in the MUTCD SHS Standard Alphabets for Highway Signs (1966 & 1977 respectively). For current FHWA Typeface collections, please select from either the FHWA Series 2000 Standard Edition or the FHWA 2000EX Expanded Edition fonts located in the product menu.

The collection includes series B, C, D, E, E(m), and F.

The FHWA 1966 Legacy Edition fonts are English units and the FHWA 1977 Legacy Edition fonts are Metric.


FHWA Symbol Fonts
FHWA Symbol Fonts

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 Pavement Markings and Symbol Series font collection is now available in TrueType, PostScript and OpenType formats. Featuring the complete pavement alphabet and associated markings as well as all of the symbols contained in the symbol sets RA, RG, RL, RM, RS and RW in convenient and system wide accessible font formats.

The Pavement Markings and Symbol Series fonts are included with purchase of any complete FHWA Series font collection and with the purchase of any of the available MUTCD Digital Editions.