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I am looking for a font to use in a calculator. It needs to have alphabetic characters (a-z), and hopefully mathematics symbols like:

+ x ÷ ( )

It's for using it in a calculator app design. Any recommendations?

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Can you clarify whether you mean the display (e.g. a 7-segment display as per John's answer) or the buttons? I think the vagueness is why people have voted to close. –  e100 Feb 1 '13 at 13:40
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I need to font for the display (result) and mathematic formula [e.g. (3 + 4) ÷ 2 = ], not for the buttons on the keypad. –  ohho Feb 1 '13 at 14:57

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If you are literally trying to make it look like a calculator, there are many fonts that emulate digital displays.

Since you are looking for all alphanumeric characters, a 7-segment display probably wouldn't be useful because there are too many shared glyphs.

Alternatively, you could use a Fourteen Segment Display font:

14 Seg Characters

Segment14 seems to meet your requirements, if that's the style you're looking for.

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Another direction would be to mimic the display of a more modern calculator, such as a TI-83:

TI-83 Font

Search for '5x7 pixel font' to find similar fonts to this, Pixxel v2.2 looks very similar

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