I'm not Arial, I'm HEL-𝔉𝔲𝔠𝔨𝔦𝔫𝔀-VETICA, baby!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/10/12 13:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/10/12/8996692.aspx

This blog pays homage to Who would win in a fight between Helevetica and Arial? of course...

In the spirit of other typographical t-shirt blogs of the past like

and so on, this is almost a semi-regular theme.

Now especially after having seen the movie Helvetica, that font has always been on my mind.

But there are no words for this one from Wire & Twine. :-)


I'd say


but so many who lack a font that supports the Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols in Unicode would not see the text....

The title of this blog is yet another foray into testing out the nature of the spam filters on the Blog -- does it see curse words spelled out in other parts of Unicode? So if you can see it then please pardon that, though the truth is that sometimes we feel quite strongly about our fonts, and that is what the shirt says, anyway. :-)


Hat Tip to the inestimable KC Lemson, who pointed this shirt out in a facebook status!

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Andrew West on 13 Oct 2008 4:38 AM:

My only comment is that Vista does have a font that supports Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols (Cambria math), and I still can't see the text with IE (although I can with Firefox).

Joe Clark on 13 Oct 2008 9:34 AM:



Johannes Rössel on 18 Oct 2008 7:12 AM:

Hmm, copying the text to Word works like it should, as in, I see the Fraktur (the joy of Cambria Math). IE displays boxes, FF displays the Unicode Fallback font I have installed (which displays nothing more than a general glyph for each code range). Font lookup is indeed weird for various parts of Windows or the applications on it.

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