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jim bachalo
Open source font similar to helvetica or other san serif?
on Sep 18, 2011 at 3:01:10 am

Hi
Can anyone point me to any open source fonts similar to Helvetica, in particular helvetica light?
Or any other decent sans serif fonts

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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Open source font similar to helvetica or other san serif?
on Sep 19, 2011 at 8:46:46 pm

If you can track down Nimbus Sans L, you'll be very close to a solution. It was released as part of an open source set of 35 fonts similar to the postscript set, called Ghostscript.

Here's some background:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimbus_Sans_L#Nimbus_Sans_L

Joe Bourke
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jim bachalo
Re: Open source font similar to helvetica or other san serif?
on Sep 19, 2011 at 9:41:13 pm

Thanks Joe!
Someone else reminded me that Helvetica Neu (as a dfont) is included with any purchase of OSX since Leopard so will probably use that.

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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Open source font similar to helvetica or other san serif?
on Sep 19, 2011 at 8:48:03 pm

Jim -

You can find it here:

http://www.fontspace.com/category/Nimbus+Sans+L

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jim bachalo
Re: Open source font similar to helvetica or other san serif?
on Sep 19, 2011 at 9:42:31 pm

Nice font!
reminds me somewhat of interstate

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