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I still think that for web, the best free option out there is Liberation Sans. It renders perfectly with @font-face. But you can get Helvetica Neue for web from Fonts.com for web use for a fair price too. I would probably use font-family:"Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Liberation Sans, Arial, sans-serif"; so those pcs with the font installed can see it, and ...


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Roboto is a good neo-grotesque sans that can replace Helvetica. Commissioned by Google and released for free. Used as Android's answer to iOS' Helvetica (Neue). More about Roboto's similarity to Helvetica here. It's slightly more humanised I think. I wouldn't overstate its similarity, but I would say it's a good free alternative. I also agree with ...


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You might be able to find something similar in the Google Fonts directory. All you have to do is include their link in your html page's head and you can use the fonts in your CSS. PT Sans is pretty similar (compared to the rest of the list)


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According to Wikipedia Myriad Pro is bundled with Adobe Reader not with Windows. And a quick Google search shows you can use it on the web using Typekit (with a $24.99/year subscription): http://typekit.com/fonts/myriad-pro


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If your website targets the designer crowd, many of them will have the Adobe Suite installed (don't ask by what means). Kottke.org uses it without css embedding, and this is his font family rule: font-family: MyriadPro-Regular, 'Myriad Pro Regular', MyriadPro, 'Myriad Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;


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No. The new line of thought is to avoid Photoshop for layout and typography design and start in the browser as early as possible. By passing the client an actual URL as opposed to a Photoshop comp, you avoid the client's expectations being dashed when the final product renders slightly different in their browser of choice vs the Photoshop comps. ...


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I don't know how close you need to come to the DIN typeface, but I found a couple possibles on Google Web Fonts. Using the letters aGgQqlJ to narrow down the letter shape matches, I found: Wire One - http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Wire+One The lowercase letter shapes are quite similar. The overall font is a bit more more condensed than DIN and ...


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Tex-Gyre-Heros is for me the best one. Enjoy it!


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You have various choices: One day in the future you could use @font-face loading any font that you want (which license is free to distribution). If you use it only for titles, you could use the SIFR technique that use flash, or a simple Image Replacement technique Or you could use, like already suggested payment hosting servers for font Typekit.


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Most operating systems and browsers render with antialiasing or sub-pixel antialiasing. Sub-pixel antialiasing is common on desktop platforms, like Windows (with ClearType) and OS X. Standard monochrome antialiasing is common on mobile platforms, where the device's sub-pixel order may change with device orientation, and where sub-pixel rendering isn't as ...


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A free font that is very, very close: Vegur The character support isn't the best, but if it's only for headlines and it really has to be Myriad, then the extra effort of @font-face-ing it may be worth it.


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Unfortunately, none of the "true" web-safe fonts really fit your description (W3Schools has compiled a useful list of safe options: W3Schools page on web-safe fonts). What you could do is use the @font-face rule, it's widely supported nowadays and pretty easy to implement: http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/css3_pr_font-face_rule.asp My favourite old school ...


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Make certain the artboard itself is aligned to the pixel grid. If the artboard is not sitting on an exact pixel, then the art on the artboard is not on exact pixels. Switch to the Artboard tool and make certain the artboard is aligned to the pixel grid.


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These look similar. I hope they'll work for you. http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/TeX-Gyre-Heros http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Lato


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Summary If your server dishes out pages with ligatures (like smartypants does), search engines are inconsistent. Bing currently doesn't index the ligatures right. I'd say in general, it's asking for trouble. Since search engines change, there's a method below you can use to test how search engines you're interested in index ligatures. If your server dishes ...


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Based on the one live example I saw I would be extremely concerned with extensive use of this because it will affect SEO. The special characters get parsed as Unicode so Google's algorithm will not read it. It should be fine for sparing uses but I wouldn't go crazy with it or use it on anything important like a title. Here is the link to the live example I ...


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The good one is Neue Haas Grotesk, but if you need a typeface only for headings I can propose my own typeface :) Take a look on this image.


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On my Windows 7 installation (with MS Office 2010 installed) I have these fonts that are the closest match: Lucida Sans, Segoe UI, Calibri , and then the generic font sans serif as the last fallback. CSS for this would be: font-family: Myriad Pro, Lucida Sans, Segoe UI, Calibri, sans serif;


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When I can't use Myriad Pro (which is our corporate standard for titles, headings, etc) I usually use Verdana. I've never had a problem with it not being available.


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Here's a bolder version inspired by DIN: ROPA SANS - http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Ropa+Sans


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Basically what Baka said in comments, and you acknowledged in your edit. If you can't use web-fonts then the default is sans-serif which will probably be Arial or Helvetica for most of your browsers. You could try using Verdana at the top of the stack. font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; But its pretty negligible at that point. Helvetica is actually closer ...


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Cabin is a pretty good free alternative to DIN. Well, it may be fairly different in design but bear with me - sometimes it can feel as if it is similar: DIN: Cabin: Dosis is a pretty good free alternative to FF DIN Round if you were interested in a rounded version. Also, League Gothic could be a decent alternative to DIN Engschrift (ie DIN ...


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Open Sans would be the best alternative font for that!


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There's no method for altering the default PPI of Photoshop's Save For Web command. As you've discovered it's set to 72PPI (might be 96 on Windows). The only way I'm aware you can get altered PPI png or JPG images is to use the Save As command, as you've discovered.


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Vegur has a @font-face (as well as Cufon) kit at http://www.cufonfonts.com/en/font/12046/vegur. Browser support has advanced to the point that most people will be able to see the font used through @font-face even if they don't have the font installed, as long as the font is hosted on the server.


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Try Gesta from Typekit. I's very similar. https://typekit.com/fonts/gesta


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I had the same question, I settled at CartoGothic-Std after reading the following article: http://www.onextrapixel.com/2011/06/29/10-awesome-alternative-free-web-fonts/ The font's download link: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/CartoGothic-Std


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I don't have any experience with it, but from the docs: Some bitmapped image file formats store a dots-per-inch (dpi) or other resolution values. FOP tries to use this resolution information whenever possible to determine the image's intrinsic size. This size is used during the layout process when it is not superseded by an explicit size on ...


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MgOpen Moderna is pretty close:


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As mentioned in the comments, "web-safe" isn't quite what it used to be. The best way to be "web-safe" is to use a web font. If cost is a barrier, there are many quality free choices. If hosting yourself is a barrier, then you can use Google's services to do it for you for free. If using an external service is a barrier, then you can download free fonts ...



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