I have made a font with International Maritime Signal Flags before, but this time they are coloured correctly (in grey scale). White is blank ( ), yellow is little dots (::), red is 33% diagonals (\\), blue is 50% diagonals (//), black is filled. Lower case letters are the patterns with no colouring, for those who want to colour in the fields themselves.
I have now added numbers. The regular numerals (0-9) are the square NATO flags, and the subscript numerals (₀₋₉) are the templates of the NATO number flags. The roman numerals (I-X, X representing 0) are the longer ICS flags, and the lower case roman numerals (i-x) are the uncoloured ICS flags.
On top of that there are four substitute flags, which can be found in the superscript numbers (¹⁻⁴) and the fifth fractions (⅕-⅘).
Published: 15th June, 2009
Last edited: 22nd June, 2009
Created: 15th June, 2009
Binary... it holds the world together. Literally. Without it none of our computers or mobile phones would even work!! This font uses 8-bit binary technology, but takes all those pesky 1's and 0's and turns that long string of numbers in to one symbol! Now you can send messages to all your friends without anyone else (or sometimes even them) knowing what you're talking about!
And if you're really, really boring, and have a some knowledge of 8-bit ASCII binary, why not give a go at understanding how I did it?
My email address is:
I'll be interested to hear from anyone who cracks it (or at least manages to understand how it works).
Published: 8th April, 2020
Last edited: 28th January, 2014
Created: 28th January, 2014
International Maritime Signal Flags Alphabet, internationales Signalflaggen-Alphabet / see also www.quadoo.de/flaggen in German