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    Helvetica font?

    Does anybody know of a download source for free PC Helvetica font? I don't even know if there are free versions of the plain old font face available - I've only been able to find free "variations" on the web.

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    Helvetica is a copyrighted font owned by LinoType. As far as I know, there are no free legal versions. But there are many lookalikes, such as Download free font - Coolvetica (and Arial, of course).

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    Thanks Hans. Unfortunately not a match. Specifically, I can't find a close match for the @ character, shown in the middle line below. I think it's Helvetica (normal) but now not so sure.

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    The middle one is certainly not Helvetica. See sample below.
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    Re: Helvetica font?

    My <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> -the middle one is close to Verdana with the '@' in Italics.
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    Re: Helvetica font?

    Have you seen the Identifont site which leads you through a series of questions and answers about a font's appearance to enable you to identify it?

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    It looks very close to "Helvetica Neue Extended" to me, the letters seem compressed vertically like that font.

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    Ian,

    Thanks for the link to "Identifont". Now please excuse me for going a bit <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/OffTopic.gif> but I had always dreamed of finding a similar product that would 1) install on your HDD and 2) be able to identify not only typed fonts but fonts used in images. Yeh, a hopeless dreamer am I.

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    Thanks Ian. I have tried this, or similar, but the results are broad, and I can't seem to nail it.

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    It's awful close John. I don't think it's the one though - the "a" is noticably different.

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    Thanks Stuart. I'll take a closer look at that. I'm hoping to get th info from the producer of the original graphic... some time this decade. <img src=/S/yawn.gif border=0 alt=yawn width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    I stumbled on WhatTheFont : MyFonts on my own quest. It allows you to upload a graphic. I didn't have much luck with it, but you might. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    Hey thanks! The third try produced a successful result. I've added the site to my Favorites and it just might come in handy.

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    I seem to have accumulated some very strange fonts recently such as "Parry Hotter" and "X-Files". A catalog of how they appear in your text is available for your downloading pleasure. I think they will work on a computer that doesn't have these fonts, based on a test on my work PC.

    http://thailand2005.home.att.net/misc/Font...oadOutlines.zip (550K)

    (Zurich is close until you get to the "a")

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    Re: Helvetica font?

    Sorry for the late reply Jefferson. The Word macro runs OK, but only shows my installed fonts. The PDF comes up very nicely though, thanks. In the end, I found out it was Helvetica (although I still can't se the resemblance!) and we found it easier to replace the lot with Arial.

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