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helvetica bold font ttf needed


helvetica bold font ttf needed

Hi all

Can anyone supply me with a font?

Needed for Creo elements / pro5.0

Font Type: .ttf

Helvetica Bold

Thank You


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Helvetic is not a freebie font (copyright); Arial is a freebie which very closely resembles Helvetica and you most likely already have.

Helvetica = HELVETICA helvetica
Arial = HELVETICA helvetica

Thank you, Jim Flores
Mechanical Designer / CAD administrator
Sustaining Engrg, Philips Healthcare, PCCI
Hospital Respiratory Care
2271 Cosmos Court
Carlsbad, CA. 92011

Thanks All

I will try Arial.


Jeff Lippeth ▪ Mold Design Engineer▪ NyproMold▪ P 847.855.2226

Very close, to be picky, the “1” is different.

Patrick Fariello
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Well if we’re going to be picky, let be picky. There are easily noticeable difference in four characters. If you’re an adobe illustrator type of guy you notice differences in character widths of other letters as well.


I suppose that MicroSoft asked for just enough differences to avoid legal problems with the guys that own Helvetica.

Thank you, Jim Flores
Mechanical Designer / CAD administrator
Sustaining Engrg, Philips Healthcare, PCCI
Hospital Respiratory Care
2271 Cosmos Court
Carlsbad, CA. 92011

Little known fact about fonts/typefaces.

In the U.S. a while ago there were lawsuits about fonts/typefaces and a
judgement was made that courts were not going to get flooded with claims
about font infringement. As a result, the names of fonts can be
protected, but not their shape, unless the specific computer code for
the typeface/font was copied.

One can trace and rename the result for any font/typeface to one's
heart's content. One can't use a trademarked/copyrighted font/typeface
name without the permission of the holder. One can't simply rename a
file containing a font/typeface to a different name, or make a small tweak.

Check "Intellectual property protection of typefaces" on wikipedia.

Lesser known fact about fonts, about which J. Scott is dead on.

Simplified: fonts are children of typefaces. A typeface is the design of
the letters and symbols. A font is a particular size and condition.
Helvetica is a typeface. In printing, Helvetica-Bold 12pt is a font.
Since computers create scalable text, the size is not as applicable as
it was when pages were set one letter at a time. As with anything, the
more one looks, the more complexity one finds.

Dave S.

Anyone know what is causing the this mapkey error? The mapkey generates a PDF file while in a drawing. It does generate the PDF though.

The interesting thing about fonts and copyrights - you cannot copyright a
font, only the name of a font can be copyrighted.

We have decided on Consolas TTF.
Our big pull was the distinguishing features between the following characters: 0, [o O], 1, [i I], [l L].

Some will say that you don’t use lower case on a drawing. Per ASME Y14.2: “Upper case letters shall be used for all lettering on
drawings unless lower case letters are required”. In most cases you won’t, but in with certain prefixes you might.

It is also monospaced.

Note this is email is composed in Consolas, unless your email reader changes it.

Northrop Grumman Corporation

The industryaccepted substitute for Helvetica is Swiss 721.

This is included in your Windows 7 default fonts.

I guess I should clarify; often, typesetting or artwork for silkscreen specifies"Helvetica" as the typeface to be used. When drawing, or modeling silkscreens, the Swiss 721 fonts are perfect for this requirement.

If you are doing the actual artwork, of course, you must satisfy the customer, but for a "look and feel" on the product model or detail drawing, the Swiss 721 is close enough to get a realistic look at the final product. There are only subtle differences. If you know what to look for (as a customer should) you would know if someone complied with the requirements.