I've found that for a phone number that begins
508-886-60xx, it is a common occurrence to misread it as
508-888-60xx, therefore, I'm wondering if there are any fonts we could use in written material to make the likelihood of misreading this be reduced? In particular, I was thinking that perhaps a font that takes the numeral
6 and lowers it, like a descender, might be a good one to help distinguish it from
8. For example, the Quercus font has some numerals raised and others lowered:
But since the
6 are both raised, that would not help in the case of the phone number I'm working with.
Has there been any research done in reading accuracy of phone numbers, or even just numbers, with various fonts, or styles of fonts, and if so, what fonts, or characteristics were found to be read more accurately?