Arial or Helvetica quiz
 

Once there was a typeface called Helvetica.

It was extremely popular.

Later came a software company called Microsoft.

They “borrowed” Helvetica for their operating system and called it Arial.

This inferior typeface is now on millions of desktops all over the world.

Can you tell the difference between the original and the rip-off
in these ten examples?


rasterised typeface image  click button for Arial   click button for Helvetica

right or wrong? right or wrong?

rasterised typeface image  click button for Arial   click button for Helvetica

right or wrong? right or wrong?

rasterised typeface image  click button for Arial   click button for Helvetica

right or wrong? right or wrong?

rasterised typeface image  click button for Arial   click button for Helvetica

right or wrong? right or wrong?

rasterised typeface image  click button for Arial   click button for Helvetica

right or wrong? right or wrong?

rasterised typeface image  click button for Arial   click button for Helvetica

right or wrong? right or wrong?

rasterised typeface image  click button for Arial   click button for Helvetica

right or wrong? right or wrong?

rasterised typeface image  click button for Arial   click button for Helvetica

right or wrong? right or wrong?

rasterised typeface image  click button for Arial   click button for Helvetica

right or wrong? right or wrong?

rasterised typeface image  click button for Arial   click button for Helvetica

right or wrong? right or wrong?




This quiz would not exist without these people’s hard work:


Bored with this lo-tech Javascript stuff? Stomp on those Arial glyphs
at the magnificent Arial versus Helvetica flash game from Engage.

There’s a movie coming about Helvetica – find out more at the movie’s official site.

Also highly recommended: the Helvetica – Homage to a Typeface book.

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