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Helvetica

  • # March 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I know that there are many of you out there with Macs, and I wanted to ask you guys a simple question, designer to designer. Could someone send me Helvetica? I need Helvetica, Helvetica Bold, Helvetica Neue (the thin version) and, if this isn’t too much, a regular Helvetica Neue. I had it on my old hard-drive, but I switched to a new one, and I lost many of the files I had. If you can help, let me know, I can give you my email.

    # March 7, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Here’s Helvetica and a few other variations
    *Link removed*
    Couldn’t find a free Bold or Neue

    # March 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    How do fonts work as far as if I want to display Helvetica on my website but it’s not installed on the user’s computer? Could I use @font-face to display it?

    How come macs come standard with Helvetica but not PCs.

    Also whats the legality of the above link, just wondering out of curiosity because I thought it’s copyrighted or something?

    # March 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    After a bit more research, Apple pay Haas for a license to use Helvetica on Mac’s
    I will remove that link to be safe
    I thought it would have been in the public domain due to it’s age

    Bold and Neue are a lot younger and definitely not free

    As for @font-face

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/03/02/the-font-face-rule-revisited-and-useful-tricks/

    # March 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    @sanclementejoe I am also curious as to the link Karl provided. If you look at Helvetica on Linotype, all variants have a cost: http://www.linotype.com/526/helvetica-family.html

    In regards to displaying fonts on the web, you can do so only if their license allows it (unless you use images, but that is a terrible idea).

    # March 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I normally stick to nice font stacks and web fonts such as Google and Typekit

    http://www.google.com/webfonts#ChoosePlace:select
    https://typekit.com/

    Helvetica is overrated anyway :P :P

    # March 8, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I’d love to use those examples, but the problem is, I bought it in the past, and I recently switched to a new hard-drive. In that process, I lost my installed fonts. Among them were those fonts. I don’t remember how I acquired them, but I had them in my possession. I’m now asking kindly if anyone could privately send them to me via email. If possible, I just regular, and bold. thanks for your comments though.

    # March 8, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Linotype owns Helvetica not Haas and it’s certainly not overrated but overused.

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