Sunday, March 20, 2016

Is it possible to download Helvetica fonts for free?

This query came via email

Is it possible to download Helvetica fonts for free? What is a link for it?

If you want to use the Helvetica font professionally then you need and ought to purchase the Helvetica font license to protect yourself and your client. You also need to read and understand the different font license available.

In the creative services profession the cost to purchase license for a font is part of the project cost that is involved in design of a visual communication piece. All the professionals do this, it is proper business conduct.

Yes it is possible to find some version of Helvetica. A great many fonts versions exist to download “FREE” 

If you obtain any font from a “FREE” site and you get a virus of some ilk, the time it takes to repair the damage, remove the virus is going to cost you more then buying the font would.

That “FREE” Helvetica font may not include the common 19 Helvetica styles, the full set of Helvetica glyphs, ligatures and the drawing hints, rendering tables and attention to each characters rendered detail that comes with a purchased licensed version of Helvetica.

The cost of “FREE”. If you were to create a visual communication piece for a good client and use a “FREE” font, then were caught doing this the harm to your professional standing in the clients eyes would be difficult to ever rebuild.

Today several basic fonts and license to use them come with your computer OS, with many graphic design applications that software license provide selected legal fonts license too. The font and font license provided need to be understood but generally they are quite broad use font license. 

In place today for your convenient use are services and technologies that exist to manage and to locate, test and purchase, license and use fonts correctly and legally. 

It is easier to do the right thing.


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