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A Helvetica substitute

22/03/2011 à 16:20

Hi Guys, does anyone know a free font that is pretty similar to Helvetica. Alternatively is there a website that you can download Helvetica free of charge. I'm doing a project based on The Co-Op and i'm pretty sure the font they use is Helvetica. If anyone knows of some similar fonts then that would be great.

Cheers,
Ant


22/03/2011 à 16:26

The best substitute for Helvetica is Arial (this two font are very close) but it's not free.


22/03/2011 à 16:40



22/03/2011 à 17:05

Or here in Dafont, Coolvetica, based in it: http://www.dafont.com/coolvetica.font


22/03/2011 à 17:17

Thanks very much for your answers I also found Swansea on the fontface website is pretty good.


23/03/2011 à 09:23

Arial is one of the default fonts of almost all operating systems. If you have an OS License, you have an arial font license


23/03/2011 à 12:39

vinz a dit  (voir le post)
Arial is one of the default fonts of almost all operating systems.

Mac OS and Linux too ?


23/03/2011 à 13:47

yep


23/03/2011 à 17:08

No clue...


02/02/2012 à 13:22

Menhir a dit  (voir le post)
vinz a dit  (voir le post)
Arial is one of the default fonts of almost all operating systems.

Mac OS and Linux too ?

No. Furthermore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arial#Distribution


02/02/2012 à 13:42

11 months... what's in this thread ?



21/05/2012 à 20:54

the BEST alternate for helvetica is akzidenz grotesque. it's the letterform that helvetica was based on and shares many of the same qualities, including a large family


21/05/2012 à 21:28

Alec Timerman a dit  (voir le post)
the BEST alternate for helvetica is akzidenz grotesque. it's the letterform that helvetica was based on and shares many of the same qualities, including a large family

http://thenextweb.com/dd/2012/05/17/30-of-the-best-alternatives-to-helvetica/


21/05/2012 à 23:15

Alec Timerman a dit  (voir le post)
the BEST alternate for helvetica is akzidenz grotesque. it's the letterform that helvetica was based on and shares many of the same qualities, including a large family

This isn't an alternate of Helvetica because Helvetica is based on Akzidenz Grotesk !

Arial isn't the default font in Macs but it's included under the name "Univers ER Mac".

Neue Haas Grotesk is a digitalised version of Helvetica original metal glyphes. More like the 50's swiss grotesque font before the success of photocomposition process.

Édité le 21/05/2012 à 23:15 par MatiereBleue


22/05/2012 à 09:51

@MatiereBleue : i said is ONE of the default font of mac os
@airtonix : ok, my bad, no linux...
@Everyone : May i remind that he was searching a font FREE OF CHARGE ?

Anyway, what's the point digging this 14 months old topic ?


06/08/2012 à 20:28

I know it's an old thread but I did a study on this certain font for a project and it looked so much like Helvetica. I believe this has to be the closest. In fact, as it turned out, this was the precursor of Helvetica. It's free at ... fonts with a lot of regular variations. Kindly check it out and tell me about it. Ithink anybody looking for a font similar to Helvetica has to be this font. well it's called ... Check out the family at ... for free. I'm a novice in this but I sure can appreciate fonts and like clean, cut clear sexy undertones. in my fonts :

Édité 3 fois. Dernière édition le 07/08/2012 à 00:18 par koeiekat


19/08/2013 à 14:56

Hi Vinz, I have your (old) same problem. Have you found a similar free commercial font? I hope you can help my research. thanks a lot.


06/06/2014 à 20:07

Hello everyone.
I suggest TeX Gyre Heros.
http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/tex-gyre/heros/index_html
TG Heros is a free (both as in "free beer" and in "free speech") alternate to Helvetica. It's based in Nimbus Sans L, which is supplied with GhostScript. It's metric-compatible with Arial too.
I use and recommend it.


07/06/2014 à 10:39




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