Helvetica™ Neue Std Read Me


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Minimum system requirements and font installation instructions
Font versions
Family information
Release Notes
Known issues
Customer care
Other resources

Minimum system requirements and font installation instructions

For information on minimum system requirements and font installation, see http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_fontinstall_en.

Font versions

To check that you have the correct font file, compare the font version of your font file to the font version provided in the Release Notes section below.

Family information

History

Helvetica grew in popularity throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and more versions of the family were introduced. This led to vast confusion: the same weight is often referred to by two different names, design features often vary from one face to another, and so on. In the early 1980s, Linotype remedied this situation by redrawing the entire Helvetica family. Differences in alignment were corrected, subtle features were made consistent from one face to another, and all the weights and widths were designed to work together as one family. This new drawing is called Neue Helvetica (German for New Helvetica), and incorporates an easy-to-use numbering system to identify various styles and weights.

Menu Names And Style Linking

In many Windows® applications, instead of every font appearing on the menu, fonts are grouped into style-linked sets, and only the name of the base style font for a set is shown in the menu. The italic and the bold weight fonts of the set (if any) are not shown in the font menu, but can still be accessed by selecting the base style font, and then using the italic and bold style buttons. In this family, such programs will show only the following base style font names in the menu:

HelveticaNeueLT Std
HelveticaNeueLT Std Blk
HelveticaNeueLT Std Blk Cn
HelveticaNeueLT Std Blk Ext
HelveticaNeueLT Std Bold Outln
HelveticaNeueLT Std Cn
HelveticaNeueLT Std Ext
HelveticaNeueLT Std ExtBlk Cn
HelveticaNeueLT Std Extended
HelveticaNeueLT Std Lt
HelveticaNeueLT Std Lt Cn
HelveticaNeueLT Std Lt Ext
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Cn
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Ext
HelveticaNeueLT Std Thin
HelveticaNeueLT Std Thin Cn
HelveticaNeueLT Std Thin Ext
HelveticaNeueLT Std UltLt
HelveticaNeueLT Std UltLt Cn
HelveticaNeueLT Std UltLt Ext

The other fonts in this family must be selected by choosing a menu name and then a style option following the guide below.

Menu Name plus Style Option... selects this font
HelveticaNeueLT Std [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 55 Roman
HelveticaNeueLT Std Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 56 Italic
HelveticaNeueLT Std Bold Helvetica Neue LT Std 75 Bold
HelveticaNeueLT Std Bold, Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 76 Bold Italic
HelveticaNeueLT Std Blk [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 95 Black
HelveticaNeueLT Std Blk Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 96 Black Italic
HelveticaNeueLT Std Blk Cn [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 97 Black Condensed
HelveticaNeueLT Std Blk Cn Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 97 Black Condensed Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Blk Ext [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 93 Black Extended
HelveticaNeueLT Std Blk Ext Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 93 Black Extended Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Bold Outln [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 75 Bold Outline
HelveticaNeueLT Std Cn [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 57 Condensed
HelveticaNeueLT Std Cn Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 57 Condensed Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Cn Bold Helvetica Neue LT Std 77 Bold Condensed
HelveticaNeueLT Std Cn Bold, Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 77 Bold Condensed Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Ext [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 53 Extended
HelveticaNeueLT Std Ext Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 53 Extended Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std ExtBlk Cn [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 107 Extra Black Condensed
HelveticaNeueLT Std ExtBlk Cn Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 107 Extra Black Condensed Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Extended Bold Helvetica Neue LT Std 73 Bold Extended
HelveticaNeueLT Std Extended Bold, Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 73 Bold Extended Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Lt [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 45 Light
HelveticaNeueLT Std Lt Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 46 Light Italic
HelveticaNeueLT Std Lt Cn [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 47 Light Condensed
HelveticaNeueLT Std Lt Cn Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 47 Light Condensed Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Lt Ext [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 43 Light Extended
HelveticaNeueLT Std Lt Ext Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 43 Light Extended Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 65 Medium
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 66 Medium Italic
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Bold Helvetica Neue LT Std 85 Heavy
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Bold, Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 86 Heavy Italic
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Cn [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 67 Medium Condensed
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Cn Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 67 Medium Condensed Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Cn Bold Helvetica Neue LT Std 87 Heavy Condensed
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Cn Bold, Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 87 Heavy Condensed Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Ext [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 63 Medium Extended
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Ext Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 63 Medium Extended Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Ext Bold Helvetica Neue LT Std 83 Heavy Extended
HelveticaNeueLT Std Med Ext Bold, Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 83 Heavy Extended Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Thin [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 35 Thin
HelveticaNeueLT Std Thin Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 36 Thin Italic
HelveticaNeueLT Std Thin Cn [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 37 Thin Condensed
HelveticaNeueLT Std Thin Cn Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 37 Thin Condensed Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std Thin Ext [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 33 Thin Extended
HelveticaNeueLT Std Thin Ext Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 33 Thin Extended Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std UltLt [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 25 Ultra Light
HelveticaNeueLT Std UltLt Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 26 Ultra Light Italic
HelveticaNeueLT Std UltLt Cn [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 27 Ultra Light Condensed
HelveticaNeueLT Std UltLt Cn Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 27 Ultra Light Condensed Oblique
HelveticaNeueLT Std UltLt Ext [none] Helvetica Neue LT Std 23 Ultra Light Extended
HelveticaNeueLT Std UltLt Ext Italic Helvetica Neue LT Std 23 Ultra Light Extended Oblique

On the Mac OS operating system, although each font appears as a separate entry on the font menu, users may also select fonts by means of style links. Selecting a base style font and then using the style links (as described above for Windows applications) enhances cross-platform document compatibility with many applications, such as Microsoft Word and Adobe® PageMaker® software, although it is unnecessary with more sophisticated Adobe applications such as recent versions of Illustrator®, Photoshop® or InDesign® software.

One should not, however, select a base font which has no style-linked variant, and then use the bold or italic styling button. Doing so will either have no effect, or result in programmatic bolding or slanting of the base font, which will usually produce inferior screen and print results.

Release Notes

For all fonts of family Helvetica Neue LT Std: version 2.101 created on Wed Mar 23 16:05:41 2011.

version 2.100 created 2011/03/23

version 2.070 created 2009/11/23

version 2.060 created 2009/07/28

version 2.035 created 2007/08/16

version 1.047 created 2003/05/15

Known issues

Customer care

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Other resources

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