13
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2019

US/Canada License Plate Fonts

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US/Canada License Plate Fonts typeface sample from Typodermic Fonts Inc.

Dealerplate is a set of 17 fonts based on the embossed USA and Canada license plates. I didn’t do a complete set but I selected the most populous states and provinces.  However, some states like New York have switched to flat printed plates. In these cases, I used the final embossed style. For Canada I just did Ontario and Quebec. For the USA, I started with the most populous, California and quit after Wisconsin. I skipped a few: Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Tennessee and Indiana. Over a decade ago, Texas and Indiana switched to non-embossed plates with a monospaced variant of Univers Ultra-Condensed. Georgia switched to non-embossed plates a few years ago but the previous embossed plates had a relatively short run. You can get a similar look to the old Georgia plates in a pinch by mixing California and Pennsylvania. Arizona also switched to non-embossed plates quite a while ago.

US/Canada License Plate Fonts typeface sample from Typodermic Fonts Inc.

Dealerplate fonts are semi-monospaced. Most characters are the same width with a few half-width characters like comma, period, space, hyphen etc. Kerning has been included as well. If you want truer, license plate-like spacing, I recommend disabling kerning. Almost all current Latin based languages are supported, including Vietnamese, Cyrillic languages and Greek. The commercial use desktop license for Dealerplate California is free.

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US/Canada License Plate Fonts typeface sample from Typodermic Fonts Inc.

States/Provinces included:

  • California
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Ontario
  • Pennsylvania
  • Quebec
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

US/Canada License Plate Fonts typeface sample from Typodermic Fonts Inc.