29 Nov '12

How Numbers Replace Letters on Number Plates


You'll see many custom number plates, and at times find it difficult to understand what they are meant to say. We've decided to make you a list of numbers below, so you know which numbers represent which letters of the alphabet. 


Nice and easy to begin with and used on show plates or custom number plates to represent the letter 'I', or at times when creating the letter 'L' is not possible, again the '1' may be used again. However, certain plates the '1' will want to be actually read as '1'. Examples could be a number plate like 'F1' 


Now what do number 2's look like? No it's not when you go to the bathroom. The number '2' is the closest letter resembling the letter 'Z' which many countries don't use in certain combinations of their number plates. So if you want a 'Z' in your custom number plates, use a number '2'!


A Number '3' on a number plate is basically the reverse of the letter 'E'. You will see many number plates using a '3' so try replacing this with an 'E' and see if you can figure out what it is trying to read. 


The number '4' is a favourite number for those who want an 'A' look alike on their number plates. 


This number will be a pretty obvious resemblance to a letter 'S'. If you can't get an 'S' on your dream number plate, check to see if '5' is possible as an alternative. 


The number '6' is the number most use as the letter 'G'. Simply because it looks like a 'G' in most countries font styles.


Apart from being used as a number and number alone, maybe for lucky reasons? Other than a lucky '7', this number could be used as a letter 'T'


We have two possible letters which '8' could replace. Either the letter 'O'  or 'B'. 


The number '9' can be used as a 'g', yes that's write, a lower case 'g' .

Now that's the 1 - 9 list of what numbers you could use on your custom number plates as letters! We will have some combination numbers for you to make up other letter look a likes very soon. In the mean time you could play about with our show number plate builder, and see what you can create for yourself.

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