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

N7mal n7mal at citlink.net
Sat Aug 28 07:13:57 PDT 2010

Well Doug I've used a font called 'WINPACK' for many years. I use it because 
it has a slashed zero. I've never had a log rejected by any contest 
committee. I've received certificates from ARRL, CQ, & JIDX all the time 
using the font called 'WINPACK'. The N1MM software has no problem 
recognizing the slashed zero.
I just looked at the Cabrillo I submitted for NAQP and it has the slashed 
zero font in it.
It works for me.........

Everyone in the world is
entitled to be burdened
by my opinion

----- Original Message ----- 
From: kr2q at optimum.net
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2010 12:25
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Slashed Zero Fonts: DO NOT DO THIS!!!!

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 

de Doug KR2Q

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