Arial vs. Helvetica

By Deane Barker on December 19, 2003

Articles: Arial Sidebar 1: Because if you can’t tell the difference between Arial and Helvetica, what good are you?

Many of the characters in Helvetica and Arial are very similar to each other, although none are quite identical. Other characters are quite a bit different, and they are the key to telling which is which. Here are some of the most obvious ones (Grotesque 215, Arial’s ancestor, has also been included for comparison)

Ah, forget it, just make them fight.