Part of the digitally encoded machine readable outline data for producing the Typefaces provided is copyrighted 1981 - 2007 Linotype GmbH, www.linotype.com. All rights reserved. This software is the property of Linotype GmbH, and may not be reproduced, used, displayed, modified, disclosed or transferred without the express written approval of Linotype GmbH. The digitally encoded machine readable software for producing the Typefaces licensed to you is copyrighted (c) 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994 Adobe Systems. All Rights Reserved. This software is the property of Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors, and may not be reproduced, used, displayed, modified, disclosed or transferred without the express written approval of Adobe. Helvetica is a trademark of Linotype GmbH and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. This typeface is original artwork of Linotype Design Studio. The design may be protected in certain jurisdictions.
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 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.Today, the original Helvetica family consists of 34 different font weights. 20 weights are available in Central European versions, supporting the languages of Central and Eastern Europe. 20 weights 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-designed Hebrew Helvetica in its OpenType character set. But Linotype also offers a number of CJK fonts that can be matched with Helvetica.Chinese fonts that pair well with Helvetica: DF Hei (Simplified Chinese) DF Hei (Traditional Chinese) DF Li Hei (Traditional Chinese) DFP Hei (Simplified Chinese) Japanese fonts that pair well with Helvetica: DF GothicDF Gothic PDFHS GothicKorean fonts that pair well with Helvetica: DFK Gothic
Helvetica is a trademark of Linotype GmbH and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.