Helvetica medium font

Where did it come from? Here are two samples from the early s. Here are the different versions from the booklet I have: My bad, I got it scrambled. Later, after customer complaints, they used redrawn versions.

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Chris, looks like you edited your post while I was writing mine. Bojev, Did you per chance know Hobart Jackson from your Carbondale days? My bad, I got it scrambled.

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They have since rearranged their naming system. I should have remembered this from my Adobe days, a whole bunch of Linotype fonts that were called "Medium" instead of bold. Here are the different versions from the booklet I have: In other words, Medium is the new Bold.

The Type House Minneapolis Helvetica specimen booklet, c. How does Swiss Medium compare? So it doesn't necessarily match what you see in other apps. Swiss is more or fonr the same as the Linotype version. I can't find any of my old original Type 1 postscript files--who knows if they even would work? So what is Helvetica Medium?

What is Helvetica Medium and where did it come from??? | Typophile

Thomas, thanks for your response! At least for Linotype.

Where did it come from? Adobe's apps get their name info from other parts of the font than traditional Windows apps. And in fact for PostScript Type 1 fonts that Adobe has in their library, they have a table to look up the "correct" typographic name.

Any advice would be great, thanks. Linotype Helvetica Bold was a bit bolder than Haas Helvetica Medium because it was designed for smaller size ranges 6pt to 14pt and 14pt to 72pt, respectively, are shown in the booklet I have.

The regular weight is actually more of the text weight. For circumstantial reasons, the Linotype names are the ones that have predominated in the digital type era. Permalink Submitted by Andrew on 17 March - fnt To get the "True" weights of Helvetica, go to the Linotype site and see the originals. Do you know if there is any specific documents written that describe this?

But when looking to see if Helvetica Medium is a font that can be purchased online I cannot find it? The very early personal computers, sometimes would deliver Helvetica Medium" which was named by them as "Bold".

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Part of this was a screen resolution issue since true bold would not resolve well on screen in the 80's.

It's interesting that some of the Typositor italics are simple slants. Ah yes, thanks Mark. It's not surprising that there is some confusion over what weight "Helvetica Medium" is because, historically, there were differences in the names of the weights between Linotype and Haas Foundry.

Later, after customer complaints, they used redrawn versions. Helvetica Medium is actually a semibold face that achieved fame in the Modernist era where it was used as a display face over and over. I am glad you were "in the Haas" Mark.

I see this version in lots of signage.

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