With their fourteen or sixteen individual segments and a decimal point, alphanumeric LED displays have a real talent for languages. Thanks to their diagonal elements they can show all the upper-case letters of the Latin alphabet, and also many special characters and symbols. Each segment in these displays can be actuated separately. The easiest way to do this is by prefabricated integrated circuits. As well as the typical signal colours red and green, all other colours are also available. Alphanumeric LED displays can for instance be used to display production data in a production shop, to display the score at a sports stadium or to display statistics.