[CQ-Contest] Slashed Zero Fonts: DO NOT DO THIS!!!!

kr2q at optimum.net kr2q at optimum.net
Sat Aug 28 05:25:41 PDT 2010

While a slashed zero (Ø) may look pretty, logging software does not recognize Ø as a zero.

Just as O looks like a 0, if you submit your log with noke instead of n0ke (apologies to N0KE
for using his call as an example), you'll end up with a BAD call assignment.

In the very old days, lower case L was used as a 1 (when using a typewriter).  Nobody today
would log klar instead of k1ar.  Equally, nobody should be logging noke instead of n0ke, etc.

Forgo the appearance; use the correct letter/number when submitting your logs.

de Doug KR2Q

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