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Engineering Block

Hand lettered text on engineering drawings and sketches is done in engineering block.

There is a standard “font” that engineers use for all manual lettering. It's called “engineering block.”

Engineering block is ALL CAPS, roughly 5 mm (1/4 in) tall, with no risers or descenders.

Formally, it's known as Upright Single Stroke Gothic. Some examples are shown below. (Click on an image to enlarge it.)

teaching/engineering_block.txt · Last modified: 2020.03.12 13:30 (external edit)