A Complete List of Helvetica Fonts

Helvetica is one of the most popular sans serif fonts

A Look at the variations of Helvetica Neue
The Different emphasis available in Helvetica Neue. Wikimedia Commons

Helvetica is a popular sans serif font that's been around since 1957. Linotype licensed it to Adobe and Apple early on, and it became one of the standard PostScript fonts, guaranteeing widespread use. In addition to the versions listed in this article, Helvetica exists for Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Japanese, Hindi, Urdu, Cyrillic and Vietnamese alphabets. There's no telling how many Helvetica fonts are out there!

The Introduction of Neue Helvetica

When Linotype acquired the Helvetica font family, it was in disarray with two different names for the same version and variations in design features. To make order out of it all, the company redrew the entire Helvetica font family and dubbed it Neue Helvetica. It also added a numbering system to identify all the styles and weights.

The numbers distinguish the many variations within Neue Helvetica. There may be (and probably are) subtle and not-so-subtle differences between Helvetica Condensed Light Oblique and Helvetica Neue 47 Light Condensed Oblique. When trying to match fonts, you may be happier using one over the other.

A List of Traditional Helvetica Fonts

Some fonts are listed more than once with a slight variation—Black Condensed and Condensed Black, for example—because different vendors list one name instead of the other. This list may not be complete, but it's a start in listing all the various flavors of Helvetica.

  • Light
  • Light Oblique
  • Medium
  • Black
  • Black Condensed
  • Black Condensed Oblique
  • Black Italic
  • Black Oblique
  • Black Roman
  • Bold
  • Bold Condensed
  • Bold Condensed Oblique
  • Bold Italic
  • Bold Oblique
  • Bold Roman
  • Book Italic
  • Book Roman
  • Central European Bold  (Central European = CE)
  • Central European Narrow Bold
  • Central European Narrow Roman
  • Central European Roman
  • Compressed
  • Compressed Roman
  • Condensed
  • Condensed Black
  • Condensed Black Italic
  • Condensed Black Oblique
  • Condensed Black Roman
  • Condensed Bold
  • Condensed Bold Italic
  • Condensed Bold Oblique
  • Condensed Bold Roman
  • Condensed Book Italic
  • Condensed Book Roman
  • Condensed Light Italic
  • Condensed Light Oblique
  • Condensed Light Roman
  • Condensed Medium
  • Condensed Oblique
  • Condensed Roman
  • Cyrillic
  • Cyrillic Bold
  • Cyrillic Bold Inclined
  • Cyrillic Inclined
  • Cyrillic Inserat Upright
  • Cyrillic Upright
  • Extra Compressed
  • Extra Compressed Roman
  • Fraction
  • Fraction Bold
  • Fraction Book
  • Fractions Medium
  • Fractions Bold
  • Greek Bold Inclined
  • Greek Inclined
  • Greek Upright
  • Greek Monotonic Bold
  • Greek Monotonic Bold Inclined
  • Greek Monotonic Inclined
  • Greek Monotonic Upright
  • Greek Polytonic Bold
  • Greek Polytonic Bold Inclined
  • Greek Polytonic Inclined
  • Greek Polytonic Upright
  • (Greek Polytonic = GreekP)
  • Inserat
  • Inserat Cyrillic Upright
  • Inserat Roman
  • Light
  • Light Condensed
  • Light Condensed Oblique
  • Light Italic
  • Light Oblique
  • Light Roman
  • Narrow
  • Narrow Bold
  • Narrow Bold Italic
  • Narrow Bold Oblique
  • Narrow Bold Roman
  • Narrow Book Italic
  • Narrow Book Roman
  • Narrow Oblique
  • Narrow Roman
  • Narrow Roman Oblique
  • Oblique
  • Roman
  • Roman Oblique
  • Rounded Black
  • Rounded Black Oblique
  • Rounded Bold
  • Rounded Bold Oblique
  • Rounded Bold Condensed
  • Rounded Bold Condensed Oblique
  • Textbook Bold
  • Textbook Bold Oblique
  • Textbook Roman
  • Textbook Roman Oblique
  • Ultra Compressed
  • Ultra Compressed Roman

A List of Helvetica Neue Fonts

Some vendors carry the Neue fonts without the number designation or without the Neue designation. Additionally, some vendors reverse the names slightly. 37 Thin Condensed and 37 Condensed Thin are the same font. Often Oblique and Italic are used interchangeably as well. Only one version name is included here.

There are both "old" Neue versions and the versions that include the Euro symbol. Ask your vendor if you're getting the "with Euro" version.

  • 23 Ultra Light Extended
  • 23 Ultra Light Extended Oblique
  • 25 Ultra Light
  • 26 Ultra Light Italic
  • 27 Ultra Light Condensed
  • 27 Ultra Light Condensed Oblique
  • 33 Thin Extended
  • 33 Thin Extended Oblique
  • 35 Thin
  • 36 Thin Italic
  • 37 Thin Condensed
  • 37 Thin Condensed Oblique
  • 43 Light Extended
  • 43 Light Extended Oblique
  • 43 Extended Light
  • 43 Extended Light Oblique
  • 45 Light
  • 46 Light Italic
  • 47 Light Condensed
  • 47 Light Condensed Oblique
  • 53 Extended
  • 53 Extended Oblique
  • 55 Roman
  • 56 Italic
  • 57 Condensed
  • 57 Condensed Oblique
  • 63 Medium Extended
  • 63 Medium Extended Oblique
  • 65 Medium
  • 66 Medium Italic
  • 67 Medium Condensed
  • 67 Medium Condensed Oblique
  • 73 Bold Extended
  • 73 Bold Extended Oblique
  • 75 Bold
  • 75 Bold Outline
  • 76 Bold Italic
  • 77 Bold Condensed
  • 77 Bold Condensed Oblique
  • 83 Heavy Extended
  • 83 Heavy Extended Oblique
  • 85 Heavy
  • 86 Heavy Italic
  • 87 Heavy Condensed
  • 87 Heavy Condensed Oblique
  • 93 Black Extended
  • 93 Black Extended Oblique
  • 95 Black
  • 96 Black Italic
  • 97 Black Condensed
  • 97 Black Condensed Oblique
  • 107 Extra Black Condensed
  • 107 Extra Black Condensed Oblique

A List of Helvetica CE (Central European) Fonts

  • CE 25 Ultra Light
  • CE 26 Ultra Light Italic
  • CE 35 Thin
  • CE 36 Thin Italic
  • CE 45 Light
  • CE 46 Light Italic
  • CE 55 Roman
  • CE 56 Italic
  • CE 65 Medium
  • CE 66 Medium Italic
  • CE 75 Bold
  • CE 76 Bold Italic
  • CE 85 Heavy
  • CE 86 Heavy Italic
  • CE 95 Black
  • CE 96 Black Italic
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