Follow up quiz: Arial or Helvetica? | How About Orange

June 08, 2007

Follow up quiz: Arial or Helvetica?

Okay, all you Arials from the previous quiz. And typophiles everywhere. See how you do at this quiz where you have to tell whether the font is Arial or Helvetica. I did badly. But if you read the article after the quiz, you'll do much better.

10 comments:

Amber Yount said...

I could figure out a few, because the ligature on the lowercase "a" is longer in helvetica than arial...but then i missed all the words without an "a" :P

Sarah said...

I got an 8/10. I could tell the difference based on the kearning. The Arial has awkward spacing between letters. I was definitely thrown by the "APPLE." But wow, had a i read the article…there are really some clear differences.

Melissa said...

I am so disappointed in myself. Great. Now I have to question my decision to be a designer. Thanks.

:-)

Kim said...

I confess. I really can't tell the difference and never realized that before. I turn in my badge.

modCreative said...

oh wow, 5/10 .. did I use only Courier in the past? hmm... thanks! what a great find!

ros said...

I got 7/10 without quite knowing how. I think the Arial feels wider to me and the Helvetica is more elegant. Hmm. Better read that article now.

Nicole said...

Woot - 8/10 :) Yep, kerning and some letter shapes. Check this out, a very cool Melbourne typographer and designer. http://www.letterbox.net.au/store/store_tshirts.html

:)

Matt said...

I failed this test- primarily because I never use helvetica. In web design you always define Arial with Helvetica as the back up.

JanelleGee said...

7/10 for me.

Funky Finds said...

hey, i got 8/10! fun :)

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