Christian Schwartz’s digitisation for Font Bureau is based on the original Helvetica drawings and uses the typeface’s original name. It was released with an article on the history of Helvetica by Professor Indra Kupferschmid.
Unlike earlier digitisations, Schwartz created two different optical sizes for body text and display sizes, which have different spacing metrics giving tighter spacing at display size and looser spacing to increase legibility in text. The release includes a number of features not present on digitisations branded as Helvetica, stylistic alternates such as separate punctuation sets for upper- and lower-case text, “modernist” cedilla designs styled to match the comma and reduced-height numbers to blend into extended text. Three weights of the text optical size are bundled with Windows 10 in the user-downloadable “Pan-European Supplemental Fonts” package.
Writing for Typographica, Matthew Butterick described the release as better than any previous digital release of Helvetica:
Neue Haas Grotesk Font
Format: OTF, TTF
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