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

Gerry Treas, K8GT k8gt at mi.rr.com
Sat Aug 28 07:46:22 PDT 2010


Please, did you read the email.  

He recommended Anthony, K8ZT's website that has quite a few actual, true slashed ZERO fonts not the alternate type of slashed letter.

These fonts do not cause problems with logs.

73, Gerry,  K8GT

---- kr2q at optimum.net wrote: 

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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