I have the same problem today in my Illustrator and PS and was searching for some answers, but none of those helps. So, by any chance that you still haven't found the answers all I did is I delete the font Antenna Bold. It's similar to the Arial Bold and I think it conflicts with it that why it will appear as condensed. Anyway hope this helps.
I think it may be this one.
Either 'Silk-serif Semi-Bold'
or 'Silk-serif Medium'
It looks more like the Semi Bold.
You can probably* use all of the fonts that were pre-installed on your PC/Mac for any purpose - commercial or otherwise. These pre-installed fonts are licensed by Microsoft/Apple for use on computers for any purpose. However, fonts are certainly copyrightable, but that means you can't redistribute the font files in most cases. It doesn't mean you can't use ...
There are simply too many fonts to give you a list of fonts that match your criterion. However, there are families of fonts that will do better than others.
The problem of distinctness is likely in sans serif fonts, because both, I and l are just a stroke. Any non sans-serif font will do better in this regard.
Just pick one that you think fits best. Here ...
I think what you're looking for, like Zach said, is a Monospaced font. A monospaced font, also called a fixed-pitch, fixed-width, or non-proportional font, is a font whose letters and characters each occupy the same amount of horizontal space. Read more here This would also be true for uppercased letters.
List of a few popular Monospaced fonts
Okay, it's definitely Potsdam all the way. I was confused because there's another Potsdam on the web that's very German Gothic-looking.
WhatTheFont didn't pick it up because I was just submitting the uppercase letters. Once I gave it the full banner, it identified it.
@xenoid gave a link to a chat forum that leads to an insanely helpful script.
Download the Custom Font Script:
(latest version is 16 at the time I'm writing this)
Open GIMP and click on Edit, then select Preferences.
Scroll down to Folders, it should be on the bottom, then select Scripts....
I don't know the exact font but I have a few ideas for your project (would really like to know what font it is though):
Period accurate geometric sans serifs for a jumping off point:
Univers - 1957 Futura - 1927
Also a condensed geometric font like Gotham Condensed (based on Futura but made in the 2000s) may give you the effect you want.
For the nixie ...
While technology is evolving, typically font files do not contain any texture or color information. There are emerging technologies which may allow color to be saved in a font file, but those are "bleeding edge" and not widely supported.
Traditionally, what an artist does is configure a "style" or predetermined set of appearance attributes. This can be done ...
Possibly worth looking at https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/kinobrand/nixin?tab=glyphs which appears to have been designed as a 'nixie alike' font. Though it puts a foot on the '1' in ultralight(but not on other font weights) and has a closed '4'. And of course it is not free.
Of course it depends where your nixie tubes were made... if they are genuine Nixie or ...
One family I've recently noticed is the TT Chocolates and the Extra Light looks pretty close to what you need, but note the '1' in the image below is replaced with an uppercase 'i' (as suggested by Chris H in the comments below).
We love recommending fonts on here, but a bit of context would be nice. Do you want us to recommend you a font that's special and not everywhere, or are you on a tight budget? Should the font itself be narrow or wide? What mood do you want it to convey? Were you thinking the smaller text would be in all-caps, or lower-case? Do you have fonts you were ...