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Old 03-06-2013, 08:25 AM
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Just type Comic Sans into Google and see how much talk there is about it....

It's like Marmite - you either love it or hate it
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Arial Rounded MT Bold in Autocad. Used 0.125 height for all major notations like titles and 0.100 for minor notations (like off/on).

Sent files to Stein and purchased 2 sheets of waterslide decals.

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:41 AM
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Bill's Arial Rounded MT Bold shown above mimics the font that would be used in an engraving machine
- constant width, sans-serif, rounded corners and ends. It's also close to the font that us older
VAF members might have used with an ink pen and letter template in drafting classes pre-CAD...

It's a nice choice.


http://www.microsoft.com/typography/....aspx?fmid=918
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Bill, for your water slide, did you cut out individual areas or is that entire panel a single water slide ?
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Bill, for your water slide, did you cut out individual areas or is that entire panel a single water slide ?
I did a little bit of both, Glen. I think the image is of individuals but my memory is not clear on that. I did this part twice.

When I drew the panel, I drew the text in position. For the decal sheet that I sent to Stein, I copied all the text AND the switch hole circles with centerline marks into an 8.5 by 11 inch rectangle. The hole marks greatly simplified positioning the decals.

Early on, I tried to slide one big decal but it was a bit unweildy. Wrinkles were a pain. I wound up going down to a size of 3 or 4 switches at once. It was manageable for me and it kinda matched the switch groupings on my panel.

Gil is right on. Maybe his comment is why I like this font. I did plenty of lettering the old way before CAD. My dad built the audio panel for our '65 Mooney from scratch and used a drafting set to letter the face with india ink. It was beautiful. He was a real craftsman.
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Is the name of the font "Axial" or "Arial"? Gil's link went to Arial and I cannot find Axial as stated in rzbill's post.

It looks like Arial Unicode MS Bold is a pretty close match. I can't find "rounded".
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It's "arial"

http://fonts.radio-electronics.co/fo...old%20font.htm

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Sorry if I typo'ed that (axial vs arial).
If I did, somebody went in and fixed it for me.
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For those looking to do water slide decals, here is a tip. Microsoft PowerPoint produces "dimensionally accurate" output. I created "templates" for the common B&C switches and Klixon breakers. I used the full layout to mark for drilling and the deleted all but the text for the water slide printing.

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I made my own waterslide decals using my HP inkjet printer a couple of years ago. I found the blank waterslide decal paper at Hobby Lobby (I think it's made by Testor's - the model paint folks) and it comes in clear as well as colors. I made a replacement 'limitations' placard for my Cessna and when I got the font right, it looked exactly like the factory placard. I think the media cost me about $8 for five 4"x6" sheets.

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