I noticed an example of italic being used on a roadsign, in Google StreetView.
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=48.3 ... 3,,2,-2.09
I cannot remember having noticed italic used on a roadsign previously.
Interestingly, if one zooms out from that view, so that the movement command arrows become displayed, and one then moves a few goes in the direction indicated by the roadsign, one then arrives at a pair of roadsigns. The following display is a zoomed-in display.
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=48.3 ... 2,,3,-0.48
Each sign mixes roman and italic, with different spellings.
I wonder if one is for the national language and one for the local language.
Does anyone know about this please?
More generally, has anyone noticed italic used on a roadsign anywhere else in the world please?
9 May 2009
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