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Strange Font Question  
User currently offlineHuxrules From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 132 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1527 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).

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User currently offlineJohnclipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

Anyone know what Pan Am's font name was?

User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Quoting Huxrules (Thread starter):

Helvetica it is. Anyone ever notice while in a mall or something, the store "American Apparel"? It too is Helvetica. That along with the double A's makes its logo extremely similar to AA's.



[Edited 2008-06-23 22:18:13]


"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Also, it seems to me as if LH also uses Helvetica:




"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineHuxrules From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1399 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.

User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1250 times:



Quoting Huxrules (Reply 4):

I think the lowerase "a" is the largest giveaway.



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24823 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

Helvetica celebrated its 50th birthday last year.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6638423.stm


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