Neue Helvetica® font family

Designed by Linotype Design Studio in 1983
Max Miedinger in 1957
In 1983, D. Stempel AG redesigned the famous Helvetica typeface for the digital age, creating Neue Helvetica for Linotype: a self-contained font family. Today, this family consists of 51 different font weights.

It's original numbering system for the weight designations came from Adrian Frutiger's numbering system for the Univers family. The basic font weight, Neue Helvetica Roman", is at the heart of this numbering system. The designation "55 Roman" forms the central point. The first figure of the number describes the stroke thickness -- 25 for ultra light to 95 for extra black. The second figure gives information on the width and orientation of the font -- "Neue Helvetica 53 Extended" or "Neue Helvetica 57 Condensed," for instance.

Neue Helvetica sets new standards in terms of its form and number of variants. It is the quintessential sans serif font, timeless and neutral, and can be used for all types of communication. Neue Helvetica is one of three Helvetica typeface families from Linotype. Aside from the original Helvetica from the 1960s, there is the 21st Century Helvetica World, with rich language support capabilities.

Neue Helvetica contains 51 different font weights. All weights are also available in Central European versions, supporting the languages of Central and Eastern Europe. Lastly, 34 weights are available in Cyrillic versions.

Many customers ask us what good non-Latin typefaces can be mixed with Neue Helvetica. Fortunately, Neue Helvetica Paneuropean already has Cyrillic versions, has Greek as well, and Helvetica World includes Arabic and a specially-designed Hebrew Helvetica in its OpenType character set. But Linotype also offers a number of CJK fonts that can be matched with Neue Helvetica.

Chinese fonts that pair well with Neue Helvetica:
MHei HK (Traditional Chinese)
MHei PRC (Simplified Chinese)

Japanese fonts that pair well with Neue Helvetica:
YU Gothic (Japanese)

Korean fonts that pair well with Neue Helvetica:
YD Gothic 100 (Korean)"

Neue Helvetica Thai Bold Italic

Neue Helvetica

Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
TTF - TrueType-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: HelveticaNeueLTThai-BoldIt.ttf
Windows menu name: Helvetica Neue LT Thai Regular
PostScript name: HelveticaNeueLTThai-BoldIt
PostScript full name: Helvetica Neue LT Thai BoldItalic
Catalog number:
US$ 129
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Glyph Composition/Decomposition

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Function: To minimize the number of glyph alternates, it is sometimes desired to decompose a character into two glyphs. Additionally, it may be preferable to compose two characters into a single glyph for better glyph processing. This feature permits such composition/decompostion. The feature should be processed as the first feature processed, and should be processed only when it is called. In Syriac, the character 0x0732 is a combining mark that has a dot above AND a dot below the base character. To avoid multiple glyph variants to fit all base glyphs, the character is decomposed into two glyphs...a dot above and a dot below. These two glyphs can then be correctly placed using GPOS. In Arabic it might be preferred to combine the shadda with fatha (0x0651, 0x064E) into a ligature before processing shapes. This allows the font vendor to do special handling of the mark combination when doing further processing without requiring larger contextual rules.

These fonts support the Thai script. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different forma

Tag: Thai

Function: These fonts support the Thai script. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different formats. Please review the product information for each font to ensure it will meet your requirements.