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Arial vs. Helvetica.




I want to specify a variable pitch font in a wiki. The font should be 
widely available and acceptable to commonly used browsers.  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arial explains, "It [Arial] was created 
to be metrically identical to the popular typeface Helvetica, with all 
character widths identical, so that a document designed in Helvetica 
could be displayed and printed correctly without having to pay for a 
Helvetica license."  That suggests that Arial is a good choice.  
Conversely, font substitution appears to be handled well in many 
contexts and licensing might no longer be a concern.

What is the conclusion.  Should I specify, Arial or Helvetica or 
something else?

 Thanks,                               ... Peter E.
  



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