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Sign
Sign
First Appearance Classic 0.24 (August 20, 2010)-
Type of Block Non-Solid
Tool Used Axe Graphic
Data Values Hex: 143
Dec:
323
Stackable?
Yes
((16))
Obeys Physics?
No
Luminosity
No
Transparency
Yes

A Sign is a thin block that can be written on, just as signs are used in real life. This text can be written by the player once the block is placed. When a sign is destroyed, the original text is destroyed and isn't saved in any way. Players can write in different languages. Only four lines of text can be put on a sign, and there is a width-based limit on how much can be writen per line. If players want to change the writing on the sign, all they have to do is remove the sign, by punching it, and right-clicking where they want to place the sign while holding it in their hand. Placing down a sign without writing any text on it will simply yield a blank sign.

History

Signs were originally added in the Survival Test but were soon removed. They were re-introduced in Indev and became their normal size with the Secret Friday Update. They were added to Minecraft Pocket Edition in 0.6.0 and were updated to support bold, italic, and colored fonts in 0.11.0.

Multiplayer

Sign331

Signs can be used to warn people about going into certain places

Signs are used in multiplayer for several reasons. They are normally used for marking property, leaving directions, warning players about any danger, and stating any rules.

Crafting

BlockCSS
Sign
BlockCSS
Wooden Planks
BlockCSS
Wooden Planks
BlockCSS
Wooden Planks
BlockCSS
Wooden Planks
BlockCSS
Wooden Planks
BlockCSS
Wooden Planks
None
ItemCSS
Stick
None


Trivia

  • Signs originally displayed preset text.
  • Signs can be placed on the side of slabs and stairs, unlike torches.
    • Because of their wooden texture, signs can be used as decoration, such as an armrest on a chair.
  • If players were to write a "curse word" onto a sign, it would be censored out with a "!?". However, some curse words are not censored if players replace one or two of the letters with *.
    • On the Xbox 360 Edition, the word Censored will appear.
    • On the Pocket Edition, it won't censor anything at all.
  • In Pocket Edition, signs were added in 0.5.1, whereas in the Xbox 360 Edition, they were added straight away.
  • Text written in Arabic or Hebrew will appear backwards.
  • As of the Pocket Edition, emoticons on Apple devices do not appear, except for a select few containing text of a different language.
  • Signs can be used as fuel sources to smelt certain objects, smelting one object per sign.
  • Signs are able to stop lava and water from flowing. If a sign is used to stop lava, the lava being stopped cannot burn the sign even though the sign is made of wood and can be used as fuel for furnaces.
  • A player can not see another player's name tag through a sign even if the other player is not sneaking.

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