Does anybody know a free web font which is a good alternative to the Helvetica Neue Extended? We need it for the headlines on a new website.
There's free for personal use typeface that is really well made and complete. It's my go to typeface for design when I want to use an "Helvetica" type font.
It's called Neue Montreal.
One possible candidate is Poppins via Google Fonts.
There's plenty of helvetica-like open source fonts, but few that have extended versions. I managed to find ONE with an extended version:
I found the Open Font Lunchtype, very close option
Probably the closest free alternative is TeX Gyre Heros:
Warning: it only comes in two weights.
For a more fully-featured open source alternative, try Inter:
These are 2 of the 7 best Helvetica alternatives, IMO. The link includes other suggestions, analysis of options, and download links.