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I'm using gLabels to create some small pieces of paper to give away to people - Just two lines of about 15-20 characters each. One of the important parts of the design is that there are no "o" ("oh") characters, but there are "0" ("zero") characters in an all-lowercase URL. Therefore I need a non-monospaced (and very legible in print) font where "0" cannot be confused with "o" even without reference.

The closest thing I've found so far is Andale Mono 0, O and o in Andale Mono and Inconsolata 0, O and o in Inconsolata, but they are both monospace, and as such not very easy to read in print.

Alternatively, to find a font myself, is there some way to preview all fonts in the Ubuntu repositories without installing them?

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One solution would be to make sure both urls with 0 and with o are valid, so http://testooo.com/pageooo and http://test000.com/page000 point to the same page. No matter how hard you try people will confuse them anyway. –  Sergey Sep 8 '12 at 10:52
    
That's a good idea, but not applicable when the URL is to Flickr... –  l0b0 Sep 8 '12 at 11:38
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This isn't a complete answer to your question since it will take some work sorting through different fonts, but Google Web Fonts are free and can be easily downloaded to your computer. It's a very easy way to browse, and if you select the pull-down menu as shown, you can type specific characters to display. In the example, I've also hit the 'Word' tab to give a more compact display.

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Nice - I didn't notice the "Word" tab when looking through them half an hour ago, but this is a lot faster. –  l0b0 Sep 8 '12 at 10:07
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Based on @Sergey's comment, I created a free, readable subdomain URL forward at afraid.org.

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