Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Font With Slashed Zero Numbers

For some printouts, it may be beneficial to use a zero with a slash through it rather than the standard zero without a slash. This is called a “slashed zero”, and while not every font has one, several of the fonts installed in Google Docs do.

A solution is to simply change to a different font that uses a slashed zero in place of the regular zero. There are a number of such fonts already be installed in Google Docs. They are Consolas, Inconsolata, Roboto Mono, and Share Tech Mono fonts. You’ll need to experiment with whatever font you select to see what looks best for your document.


Font with slashed zero descriptions –   Allerta   Anonymous Pro   Audiowide    Consolas
Inconsolata    Mitr   Nova Mono  Roboto Mono  Share Tech Mono


To add fonts in Google Docs

  1. Go to the font drop-down menu.
  2. Select “More fonts” at the top.
  3. Make sure “Show all fonts” is selected at the top.
  4. Search for the font you want in the font list.
  5. Click on the font you want to add it to the “My Fonts” list at the right.
  6. Click the blue OK button to close out the box.

Here are a few more fronts suggested by Mike B, these fonts are not in Google docs but can be installed in Windows.