It is sometimes necessary to have a simple set of characters made up of vectors, the Hershey set of vectors is one of the standard descriptions in the public domain. They were originally created by Dr. A. V. Hershey while working at the U. S. National Bureau of Standards.
The following figures show samples of various Hershey vector-drawn fonts. The SHOWFONT command was used to create these figures. For example, to display the following figure on the screen, you would the command: