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Can't find helvetica neue font in typekit

New Here ,
Oct 08, 2015 Oct 08, 2015

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I have a PSD that uses helvetica neue heavy and helvetica neue light.  However, these exact fonts are not listed in Typekit but it's an Adobe font.  Is anyone able to get these fonts with the "portfolio and or performance" plan?  If not would you recommend that I buy the fonts from fonts.com or a similar seller?

Thanks,

Steve

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Valorous Hero , Oct 08, 2015 Oct 08, 2015
Hi poeticArt,Adobe does not bundle any version of Helvetica with any applications. Nor is it available via TypeKit.You can find the alternative for Helvitica from Adobe Typekit.Photoshop uses the operating system fonts. Windows does not have Helvetica, Mac OSX does. Therefore it will show up in the Mac version of Photoshop.You might have used it as well. You have to purchase it separately and install it yourself in Windows or get a Mac.Refer How do I get "Helvetica" fonts for free when I use in...

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Valorous Hero ,
Oct 08, 2015 Oct 08, 2015

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Hi poeticArt,

Adobe does not bundle any version of Helvetica with any applications. Nor is it available via TypeKit.You can find the alternative for Helvitica from Adobe Typekit.

Photoshop uses the operating system fonts. Windows does not have Helvetica, Mac OSX does. Therefore it will show up in the Mac version of Photoshop.You might have used it as well.


You have to purchase it separately and install it yourself in Windows or get a Mac.

Refer How do I get "Helvetica" fonts for free when I use indesign by the creative cloud?

Regards

Sarika

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New Here ,
Oct 08, 2015 Oct 08, 2015

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Thanks, Sarika.

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New Here ,
Aug 04, 2017 Aug 04, 2017

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I'm not sure what that means

"You can find the alternative for Helvitica from Adobe Typekit."

What is the alternative?

Thanks!

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 04, 2017 Aug 04, 2017

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Sorry for the confusion - we have a list of Helvetica alternatives that are offered on Typekit. You can find that here:

Alternatives to Helvetica | List | Typekit

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New Here ,
Aug 07, 2017 Aug 07, 2017

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Thank you, Molly. That helped a lot.  I'm using Nimbus Sans now, which seems to be pretty close to Helvetica Neue.

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New Here ,
Dec 21, 2019 Dec 21, 2019

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The only thing I would expect from this useless reply by adobe is that. You can use ........  as an alternative to Helvetica!!!

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2020 Apr 10, 2020

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Any plans for adding Helvetica and Helvetica Neue? 90% of all the work I do uses Helvetica Neue. An "alternative" won't suffice.

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Explorer ,
May 08, 2020 May 08, 2020

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Agreed. Need Helvetica Neue!

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Participant ,
Nov 04, 2018 Nov 04, 2018

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It seems these curated lists do not exist anymore on Typekit. Does anyone know if they have been moved elsewhere?

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 05, 2018 Nov 05, 2018

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Hi Andi,

Currently, these have been removed from fonts.adobe.com. We're focusing on Font Packs going forward. Are there any specific Font Packs you'd like to see?

Cheers,

Benjamin

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Participant ,
Nov 05, 2018 Nov 05, 2018

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Hi Benjamin,

thank you for your explanation. It was a very helpful way of finding fonts for the quite typical scenario, that I receive files (Illustrator, Cinema 4d, etc.) from a designer, and will do an animation for the client. Oftentimes there are fonts used that I don't have and cannot price in, but having a similar font will do the job. So it was great to have an approach via "alternative to ...". For me it was the ease of use and the time saving, since I do not know the alternatives by heart.

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New Here ,
Sep 21, 2020 Sep 21, 2020

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The fact Typekit, with its position and access price, doesn't include such a staple font is scandalous.

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New Here ,
Sep 30, 2021 Sep 30, 2021

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SO what's the alternative to Helvetica Neue?

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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If you're looking for the old curated lists, try the Wayback Machine at archive.org

The latest list of alternatives for Helvetica, from July 2018, were:

Acumin Pro | Nimbus Sans | Pragmatica | Runda | FF Dagny Pro | DejaRip | FF Basic Gothic Pro | Proxima Nova | FF Meta Pro | JAF Facit | Myriad Pro | Adelle Sans

https://web.archive.org/web/20180703235509/https://typekit.com/lists/alternatives-to-helvetica

Other old font lists can be found here:

https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://typekit.com/lists/*

 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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Once you land on the Wayback page for an old URL, just click the date of the last save and it'll pull up a copy of that page. It's not an obvious process.

One drawback for these purposes: none of the old fonts work for Wayback. So you get no preview for the fonts listed - you have to search for them by name on the current Typekit page. But it's a start.

 

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New Here ,
Oct 03, 2021 Oct 03, 2021

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Not having Helvetica continues to be a HUGE issue. Helvetica has been the default font used on so much creative over the years, there's tons of artwork that was set in Helvetica and Helvetica Neue. Not having Helvetica Neue on Typekit is a HUGE disconnect and something Adobe needs to correct. They sold everyone their font CDs years ago, and not to have those same fonts available on Typekit has been and will continue to be a HUGE problem. I'm sure it has something to do with paying the type foundries royalties or some other sort of financial decision. The bottom line is, I have YEARS worth of creative with tons of Helvetica and Helvectica Neue typesetting. Helvetica was and still is a terrific font for blocks of dense text and legal copy in documents. The Helvetica Neue kerning pairs were also much better than the base Helvetica, so tons of people migrated to Helvetica Neue when it was introcduced. Adobe needs to add all the fonts that they origanlly sold on their CDs onto Typekit. Not doing that is a HUGE disconnect to their business and supporting their long standing and LOYAL customers... It shouldn't matter if they make a couple nickels less on some of the fonts, do the right thing and add all the fonts. Why should we have to settle for "alternatives"? Stop messing around, add the Helveticas to Typekit, and in fact, add all the CD fonts to Typekit! They're "oldies but goodies," and a vast majority of the Adobe Community needs those fonts to get our work done!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 11, 2021 Oct 11, 2021

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Previous message said it perfectly. Helvetica is a classic typeface and is a huge problem if it's not provided by Adobe. I have a client who uses it for everything and doesn't want to change. Come on Adobe, sort this one out and provide designers with such a staple as Helvetica.

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New Here ,
Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021

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Hey Adobe, any updates on this? 

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