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Slashed or dotted zero to differentiate from O #33

flipswitchingmonkey opened this Issue Apr 8, 2019 · 2 comments


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flipswitchingmonkey commented Apr 8, 2019

It'd be nice if the zero character could differ more from the O character:
Ideally the numeric zero would be slashed or dotted, so as to clearly differ from the letter O.
See e.g. for an example.


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thisisdano commented Apr 8, 2019

I could see this being a good case for an alternate character — accessed with something like font-feature-settings: "zero"


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otherjoel commented Apr 9, 2019

Worth noting: Public Sans is a text/UI font, not a monospace or coding font. Most text/display typefaces don’t have slashed or dotted zeros.

Generally if you have ID numbers or other contexts where 0/O differentiation is important, you would use a different typeface for those elements.

The US Web Design System, of which Public Sans is a part, currently specifies Roboto Mono (which does have a slashed zero) for this purpose. See

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