[OS X TeX] Arial (or similar) font in TeX

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Wed Jun 26 12:58:56 EDT 2002

On 6/26/02 12:52 PM, "Don Stark" <drstark at nps.navy.mil> wrote:

> I was intrigued, so I tried this in word. At 36 pt the only difference I can
> see is with the capital G. In Arial the bottom of the "G" curves smoothly
> with no hook. With Helvetica, the bottom portion of the G is capped by what
> almost looks like an arrow head. Are there other differences that I'm
> missing?

Yes, the upper case G is different, but so are the upper and lower case "r".
The kerning seems to be almost identical (I did this at 48 pts with Arial
and Helvetica, not Helvetica neue).

-- Gary L. Gray

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