Huxrules From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 134 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1613 times:
As far as I know Helvetica is the official font of American Airlines. Its on everything they own. Except for the few MD-80's I flew with them this weekend which looked more like Arial (the e and c on American were wrong). Does anyone know if this is true? A quick way to find out - the ends of the lowercase e and the gap in the lowercase c should be flat if its Helvetica.
Strange question but i like fonts (and airplanes).
Huxrules From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1485 times:
Those are both right- helvetica is used all over the place - however- on the MD-80's the font looks like Airal which is close but not helvelcia. Apparently microsoft made their own font so they didn't have to pay the owners of helvetica a licensing fee. This new font is Airal- looks much the same at first glance. However the ends of the letters aren't horizontal- which gives it away. Its a nerd question but I would like to get some proof- could just be a painting guy getting lazy.