Helvetica® font family


Designed by Linotype Design Studio in 1961
Max Miedinger

About Helvetica® font family

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 Gothic
DF Gothic P
DFHS Gothic

Korean fonts that pair well with Helvetica World:
DFK Gothic"

Helvetica

Web fonts

36 Web Fonts

world-map Std map Cyrillic map Greek map

Web font license includes all available language options.

Helvetica® Light
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Helvetica® Light
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Light Oblique
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Helvetica® Light Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Roman
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Helvetica® Roman
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Oblique
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Helvetica® Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Bold
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Helvetica® Bold
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Bold Oblique
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Helvetica® Bold Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Black
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Helvetica® Black
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Black Oblique
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Helvetica® Black Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Light Condensed
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Helvetica® Light Condensed
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Light Condensed Oblique
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Helvetica® Light Condensed Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Condensed
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Helvetica® Condensed
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Condensed Oblique
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Helvetica® Condensed Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Bold Condensed
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Helvetica® Bold Condensed
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Bold Condensed Oblique
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Helvetica® Bold Condensed Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Black Condensed
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Helvetica® Black Condensed
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Black Condensed Oblique
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Helvetica® Black Condensed Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Narrow Roman
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Helvetica® Narrow Roman
Helvetica® Narrow Roman Oblique
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Helvetica® Narrow Roman Oblique
Helvetica® Narrow Bold
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Helvetica® Narrow Bold
Helvetica® Narrow Bold Oblique
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Helvetica® Narrow Bold Oblique
Helvetica® Compressed
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Helvetica® Compressed
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Extra Compressed
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Helvetica® Extra Compressed
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Ultra Compressed
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Helvetica® Ultra Compressed
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Inserat Roman
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Helvetica® Inserat Roman
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Rounded Bold
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Helvetica® Rounded Bold
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Rounded Bold Oblique
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Helvetica® Rounded Bold Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Rounded Black
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Helvetica® Rounded Black
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Rounded Black Oblique
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Helvetica® Rounded Black Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Rounded Bold Condensed
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Helvetica® Rounded Bold Condensed
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Rounded Bold Condensed Oblique
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Helvetica® Rounded Bold Condensed Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Textbook Roman
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Helvetica® Textbook Roman
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Textbook Roman Oblique
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Helvetica® Textbook Roman Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Textbook Bold
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Helvetica® Textbook Bold
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Textbook Bold Oblique
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Helvetica® Textbook Bold Oblique
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Fractions Roman
Helvetica® Fractions Roman
US$ 29
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Helvetica® Fractions Bold
Helvetica® Fractions Bold
US$ 29
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