Helvetica

Designed by Linotype Design Studio in 1961, 1995. Published by Linotype as part of the Helvetica® Font-Family Group Super Family.
Originally designed by Max Miedinger in 1957.

Starts at $49.00 for a single style and is available for:
Light
Roman
Oblique
Bold
Bold Oblique
Black
Black Oblique
Light Condensed
Light Condensed Oblique
Condensed
Condensed Oblique
Bold Condensed
Bold Condensed Oblique
Black Condensed
Black Condensed Oblique
Narrow Roman
Narrow Roman Oblique
Narrow Bold
Narrow Bold Oblique
Compressed
Extra Compressed
Ultra Compressed
Inserat Roman
Rounded Bold
Rounded Bold Oblique
Rounded Black
Rounded Black Oblique
Rounded Bold Condensed
Textbook Roman
Textbook Oblique
Textbook Bold
Textbook Bold Oblique
Fractions
Bold Fractions
120
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
70
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
40
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
25
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
18
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
12
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
120
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
70
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
40
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
25
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
18
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
12
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …

Helvetica® supports 100 different languages such as Arabic, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian, German, French, Greek and Hebrew in Cyrillic, Other, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Thai, and Arabic scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

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Svíčková Na Smetaně
Wienerbrød
Poronkäristys
Pabellón Criollo
Köttbullar
Crêpes Salées
Käsespätzle
Leitão à Bairrada

Languages

Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.

Common Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • German
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hebrew

Cyrillic

  • B
  • Belarusian (Cyrillic)
  • Bulgarian
  • E
  • Erzya
  • K
  • Karachay-Balkar
  • Kazakh
  • Kumyk
  • M
  • Macedonian
  • Moksha
  • R
  • Russian
  • Rusyn
  • S
  • Serbian (Cyrillic)
  • T
  • Turkmen
  • U
  • Ukrainian

Other

  • A
  • Afar
  • Aymara
  • F
  • Fijian
  • G
  • Gaelic (Scottish)
  • K
  • Kinyarwanda (Ruanda)
  • Kirundi (Rundi)
  • N
  • Norwegian
  • O
  • Oromo (Afan, Galla)
  • P
  • Papiamentu
  • Q
  • Quechua
  • S
  • Shona
  • Swahili (Kiswahili)
  • T
  • Tagalog
  • U
  • Uighur

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Basque
  • Belarusian (Latin)
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chichewa
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • Guaraní
  • H
  • Hungarian
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karelian
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Maltese
  • Maori
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romani (Latin)
  • Romanian
  • S
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sorbian, Upper
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tahitian
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • V
  • Vietnamese
  • W
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Y
  • Yoruba
  • Z
  • Zulu

Hebrew

  • H
  • Hebrew

Greek

  • G
  • Greek

Thai

  • T
  • Thai

Arabic

  • A
  • Arabic
Terminal Forms
Type Type
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Medial Forms
ﻌ ﻌ
Required Ligatures
ï»» ï»»
Isolated Forms
ع ع
Initial Forms
type type
Substitutes a special form of a letter occurring at the beginning of a word. (Common in Latin connecting scripts, and required in various non-Latin scripts like Arabic)
Superscript
167 167
Slashed Zero
0 0
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions.
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
We hate liking Helvetica.
— Hamish Muir
Punctuation
Uppercase
Lowercase
Modifiers
Combining Diacritical Marks
Ligatures
Currency
Symbols
Decimal
Other
Mathematical Operators
Superscripts and Subscripts
Number Forms
Technical
Miscellaneous
Letterlike
Arrows
Technical
Control Pictures
Geometric Shapes
Dingbats
Lowercase
Uppercase
Uppercase
Lowercase
Uppercase
Lowercase
Mark Nonspacing
Punctuation
Letter
Punctuation
Letter
Letter Modifier
Mark Nonspacing
Decimal
Symbols
Punctuation
Symbols
Symbols
Symbols
Symbols
Letter
Punctuation
Letter
Symbols

Helvetica is one of the most famous and popular typefaces in the world. It lends an air of lucid efficiency to any typographic message with its clean, no-nonsense shapes. The original typeface was called Neue Haas Grotesk, and was designed in 1957 by Max Miedinger for the 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 original Helvetica family was expanded to include many different weights, but these were not as well coordinated with each other as they might 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 again released an updated design of Helvetica, the Helvetica World typeface family. This family is much smaller in terms of its number of fonts, but each font makes up for this in terms of language support. Helvetica World supports a number of languages and writing systems from all over the globe.Helvetica World, an update to the classic Helvetica design using the OpenType font format, contains the following Microsoft code pages:1252 Latin 1, 1250 Latin 2 Eastern, 1251 Cyrillic, 1253 Greek, 1254 Turk, 1255 Hebrew, 1256 Arabic, 1257 Windows Baltic, 1258 Windows Vietnamese, as well as a mixture of box drawing element glyphs and mathematical symbols & operators. In total, each weight of Helvetica World contains 1866 different glyph characters!Many customers ask us what good non-Latin typefaces can be mixed with Helvetica World. Fortunately, Helvetica World already includes Greek, Cyrillic and a specially-designed Hebrew in its OpenType character set. But Linotype also offers a number of CJK fonts that can be matched with Helvetica World.Chinese fonts that pair well with Helvetica World:DF Hei (Simplified Chinese)DF Hei (Traditional Chinese)DF Li Hei (Traditional Chinese)DFP Hei (Simplified Chinese)Japanese fonts that pair well with Helvetica World:DF GothicDF Gothic PDFHS GothicKorean fonts that pair well with Helvetica World:DFK Gothic

Helvetica® has 46 Styles