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Is it just me, or.....?

If you look at the masthead for this Forum, the sub-title indicates this is supporting "A5-55" owners. I'm guessing that should read "A5-S5", instead. Am I missing something here? Sorry. Old proof-readers never die.
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If you look at the masthead for this Forum, the sub-title indicates this is supporting "A5-55" owners. I'm guessing that should read "A5-S5", instead. Am I missing something here? Sorry. Old proof-readers never die.
As in the small writing under the A5OC logo? Definitely says 'International Audi A5-S5 Owners Club'....
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If you look at the A5OC logo you'll see that the 'O' of 'Owners Club' is actually an '0' is in zero!

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If you look at the A5OC logo you'll see that the 'O' of 'Owners Club' is actually an '0' is in zero!
Well yes but that has an artistic explanation behind it...clearly they wanted the O and the C to be similar in width to make a fancy loopy combination thingy....(technical term I'll have you know...)

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Well yes but that has an artistic explanation behind it...clearly they wanted the O and the C to be similar in width to make a fancy loopy combination thingy....(technical term I'll have you know...)
Don't get it but I can't claim to have any artistic skills .

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There must be more than one access to this forum, because the URL "www.A5oc.com/forums" DEFINITELY displays "A5-55". I took a screen-shot and tried to attach it to this reply, but that function apparently does not work. Oh, well; just a passing observation anyway.
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I don't see it....?
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Not in a position to judge Mr Quicksilver, or have you run out of nouns in Srst?

Anyway, I don't see it either but feel free to hunt for the spurious underscore elsewhere on the site.

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I don't see it....?
Even zoomed in its clearly a S and a 5....Unless you mean somewhere else, but I cant see anything anywhere else either...

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Is it just me, or.....?

Nope, definitely an "S", although the confusion is understandable - italic typefaces, especially san serifs, can make a capital "S" and a "5" look quite similar. And, the "O" in "O5" really is an "O", just a condensed weight (which squeezes letters laterally). I've actually got the typefaces used for the logo written down somewhere, because... nerd.
One other point that might shed some additional light - type rendered to a bitmap for digital applications, particularly at very small sizes, often starts to break down and lose it's clarity. Why? Because pixels are square, not round, so curves at really itty-bitty sizes look blocky.
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Nope, definitely an "S", although the confusion is understandable - italic typefaces, especially san serifs, can make a capital "S" and a "5" look quite similar. And, the "O" in "O5" really is an "O", just a condensed weight (which squeezes letters laterally). I've actually got the typefaces used for the logo written down somewhere, because... nerd.
One other point that might shed some additional light - type rendered to a bitmap for digital applications, particularly at very small sizes, often starts to break down and lose it's clarity. Why? Because pixels are square, not round, so curves at really itty-bitty sizes look blocky.
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Then your sister and I are BOTH amazing and talented people! Yes, for my sins, I am a graphic designer and, yes, we do tend to bang on about type. Occupational hazard, I'm afraid.


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Then your sister and I are BOTH amazing and talented people! Yes, for my sins, I am a graphic designer and, yes, we do tend to bang on about type. Occupational hazard, I'm afraid.


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I cant talk much...I'm just as much of an anorak when it comes to statistics...showing me a pie chart is a sure fire way to set me off on a rant...

Shame as it has the best name...

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Not sure we're talking about a typographical problem anymore, bones...

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Not sure if this photo actually attached, but if it did, it will positively confirm the infamous "A5-55" header and sub-title (adding an attachment in this Forum is not the most intuitive process imaginable!).

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Ah on the mobile enhanced website thingy.

Yup fair play that does say 55. Good spot

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Mobile enhanced. .......now that's a different matter entirely...

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Yeah, that's definitely a "5", ain't it. Oops

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I have the creative team on it

Thanks for that.

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