Arial vs. Helvetica.
- Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:26:13 -0700
- From: peter@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: 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
Thanks, ... Peter E.
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