Helvetica Font – Download Free Fonts

Helvetica Font is among the most widely used sans serif typefaces and has been a popular choice for corporate logos, including those of 3M, American Airlines, American Apparel, BMW, Jeep, JCPenney, Lufthansa, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Electric, Orange, Target, Toyota, Panasonic, Motorola, Kawasaki, and Verizon Wireless. Apple has incorporated Helvetica into the iOS® platform and the iPod® device. Helvetica is widely used by the United States government, mostly on federal income tax forms, and NASA selected the type for the space shuttle orbiters.

Helvetica Font information

NameHelvetica Font
DesignerMax Miedinger, Eduard Hoffmann
File FormatOTF, TTF
Font LicenceFree For Personal.
TypeTruetype, Opentype.

Helvetica is one of the most famous and popular typefaces in the world. Add an air of lucid efficiency to any typographic message with its clean and no-nonsense forms. The original typeface was called Neue Haas Grotesk and was designed in 1957 by Max Miedinger for Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei (Haas Type Foundry) in Switzerland. In 1960 the name was changed to Helvetica (an adaptation of “Helvetia”, the Latin name for Switzerland).

Over the years the Helvetica family expanded to include many different weights, but these were not as well coordinated with each other as they could have been. In 1983, D. Stempel AG and Linotype re-designed and digitized Neue Helvetica and updated it into a cohesive font family. At the beginning of the 21st century, Linotype re-released an updated Helvetica design, the Helvetica World typeface family. This family is much smaller in terms of its number of fonts, but each font makes up for it in terms of language support. Helvetica World supports various languages ​​and writing systems from around the world.

Today, the original Helvetica family consists of 34 different typefaces. There are 20 weights available in Central European versions, supporting Central and Eastern European languages. 20 pesos are also available in Cyrillic versions and four are available in Greek versions.

Many customers ask us what good non-Latin typefaces can be mixed with Helvetica. Fortunately, Helvetica already has Greek and Cyrillic versions, and Helvetica World includes a specially crafted Helvetica Hebrew in its OpenType character set.

Helvetica has also been extended to Georgian and a special “eText” version has been designed with a larger x-height and open counters for use on small point sizes and on electronic reading devices. But Linotype also offers a number of CJK fonts that can be combined with Helvetica.

Chinese fonts that go well with Helvetica:

DF Hei (Simplified Chinese)

DF Hei (Traditional Chinese)

DF Li Hei (Traditional Chinese)

DFP Hei (Simplified Chinese)

Japanese fonts that go well with Helvetica:

Gothic DF

DF Gothic P

Gothic DFHS

Korean fonts that go well with Helvetica:

DFK Gothic “

You Will Download Helvetica Font Family:

Helvetica Bold

Helvetica Bold Oblique

Helvetica Compressed

Helvetica light

Helvetica Oblique

Helvetica rounded-bold

Download Helvetica Font

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How to install Helvetica Font on Windows

  1. Download the font files.
  2. Right-click the font, and click Install.image
  3. Your new fonts will appear in the fonts list in Word.

How to install Helvetica Font on Mac

After downloading a font, let’s say Freight Sans font. It came in a zip format. Just double-click on the file and it will unzip immediately. The fonts basically come with .ttf (TrueType Font) or.OTF (OpenType Font) format.

  1. Click on the font files. It will open like the picture below.image
  2. Click the Install button down on the right corner. It is marked in the picture below.image

Your font is now installed.

How to install Helvetica Font on Linux?

Copy the font files (.ttf or .otf) to fonts:// in the File Manager.
Or: Go into the /home folder, in the menu select View > Show Hidden Files, you will see the hidden folder .fonts (if not, create it) then copy the font files there.
Or: (under some Linux versions – Ubuntu for example) Double-click the font file > “Install font” button in the preview window.

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