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Guide Signs
 
Layout of conventional road guide signs (shown in section 3-30 to 3-33 in the 2000 Standard Highway Signs book with Series D alphabet), will require different interline proportion when using ClearviewHwy3-W with mixed case. This spacing is adjusted to accommodate the descenders (Figure 20). An alternate version is shown with a line separating each destination to aid visual separation for each destination.  
The example below documents the layout of a conventional road guide sign (shown in section 3-30 to 3-33 in the 2000 Standard Highway Signs book with Series D alphabet). Use of ClearviewHwy® 3-W requires different interline proportion when used with mixed case to consistently accommodate descending characters.
Figure 1.


The following examples with ClearviewHwy 3-W are illustrated using proportional grid based on X, in which X is the capital letter height of the primary legend. This simplified system for layout documentation could allow for greater uniformity for all types of guide and motorist service signs in the MUTCD and Standard Highway Signs book. An advantage of this system is that a specific grid format can be used for signs with various primary legend sizes. A significant benefit is that all applications reflect the same relationship between figure an field regardless of the size of the sign, with border thickness (.166X), corner radius (.33X) and arrow (1.5X) all being a percentage of X.



Figure 2.
Proportional grid for conventional road guide sign layout based on capital letter height of primary legend



The examples with ClearviewHwy are illustrated using proportional grid based on X, in which X is the capital letter height of the primary legend. This simplified system for layout documentation as illustrated could allow for greater uniformity for all types of guide and motorist service guise signs in the MUTCD and SHS book.