Charles Wright | UK Number Plate Font

Welcome to the official Charles Wright Number Plate Font Website.

On 1st September 2001, new rules governing the display and construction of number plates were introduced. Included in the rules was the mandatory use of a prescribed font.

This prescribed font is based on a typeface originally designed in 1935 by a company called Charles Wright, but with modifications to character shapes and width to improve readability.

Read more about the UK number plate font rules here:
UK Number Plate Fonts Guide


You may download a free version of the Charles Wright font (or a close variation) on these websites:


For official guidelines for the display of UK number plates, please refer to: