Germany's new license plate font: FE Schrift, letters that are easy to alter are specially designed. Some fonts have serifs to enhance recognition.
In 1936, the German Standards Association stipulated DIN1451 as a standard font for national industry, also including the field of traffic and vehicle management. Until 2000, Germany began to implement a new license plate standard font - FE-Mittelschrift. FE is the abbreviation of Fälschungs-Erschwert in German, meaning "difficult to imitate". The design concept starts from the tampering and confusion between letters and numbers, trying to prevent the crime of modifying the license plate number through font design. For example, the heights of the middle strokes of the letters "E", "F" and "B" that are easier to alter are deliberately designed to be different heights, and the treatment of the upper left corner is also different. "1" cannot be easily changed into "L", "I" cannot be changed into "1", "0" is very different from "O", and "P" and "R" are not interchangeable. The beauty of the font is sacrificed, and the unevenness is scattered and disorderly.
Nevertheless, we do not think this font is suitable for use in Hong Kong. In fact, the German license plate is not yellow, and it is only made of aluminum alloy stamping. In addition to being illegal to use this type of font in Hong Kong, it also appears nondescript, and this type of font is not necessarily beautiful and neat visually.