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Question: Where Can I Find Helvetica Fonts?
First designed by Max Miedinger, Helvetica may be one of most sought-after fonts out there. Several of the major type foundries carry various versions of Helvetica fonts as described below.

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In this FAQ:

  1. A very brief Helvetica history and information on versions of Helvetica
  2. Who sells Helvetica fonts (many vendors)
Answer:
Helvetica is a registered trademark of Linotype-Hell AG and/or its subsidiaries. (From the Linotype site: "Helvetica is a Trademark of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions, exclusively licensed through Linotype Library GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.")

First designed in 1957 by Max Miedinger, the name is derived from Helvetia, the Latin name for Switzerland. New weights were added by the Stempel foundry. Later, Merganthaler Linotype added new versions. See How many Helvetica font versions are there? What do the Neue Helvetica numbers mean? for a look at font names and versions.

Who Sells Helvetica Fonts

Linotype, naturally, sells Helvetica including the complete Neue Helvetica collection. Explore the Linotype Library of Fonts to find the one you need.

Monotype also carries many versions of this font. You can purchase individual fonts or volumes containing several weights or complete family packs. Even if you don't want the entire collection, browse these family packs to find the individual fonts you want:

  • Helvetica Complete Family Pack (Buy Direct)
  • Neue Helvetica Complete Family Pack (Buy Direct)
  • Neue Helvetica Pro Complete Family Pack (Buy Direct)
  • Helvetica Com Complete Family Pack (Buy Direct)
  • Neue Helvetica Com Complete Family Pack (Buy Direct)
  • Helvetica Cyrillic Complete Family Pack (Buy Direct)
  • Neue Helvetica Cyrillic Complete Family Pack (Buy Direct)
  • Helvetica CE Complete Family Pack (Buy Direct)
  • Neue Helvetica CE Complete Family Pack (Buy Direct)
  • Helvetica Greek Complete Family Pack (Buy Direct)
  • Helvetica World Complete Family Pack (Buy Direct)

Adobe, Inc. lists several forms of the original and Helvetica Neue in the Adobe Type Library (Buy Direct). Note that they drop the numbers from the Neue fonts. They are available as families or within various CD collections such as Type Basics. All the Adobe fonts are available in OpenType and PostScript Type 1 format.

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