Aircraft cockpit

A new, open source font designed for aircraft cockpit screens

I get a kick out of stuff like this:

In 2010, Airbus initiated a research collaboration with ENAC and Université de Toulouse III on a prospective study to define and validate an “Aeronautical Font”: the challenge was to improve the display of information on the cockpit screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort of reading, and to optimize the overall homogeneity of the cockpit.

2 years later, Airbus came to find Intactile DESIGN to work on the design of the eight typographic variants of the font. This one, baptized B612 in reference to the imaginary asteroid of the aviator Saint‑Exupéry, benefited from a complete hinting on all the characters.
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3 responses to “A new, open source font designed for aircraft cockpit screens

  1. RianVDM avatar

    @pauljacobson That’s really cool!

  2. This Dot Media avatar

    Wow, never even thought this was something needed. There’s always so much to learn in tech and so many uses.

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