See the below image of a keyboard of an IBM ThinkPad X41. What is the font used for labeling the keys?

Note that the font is used on many, if not all, ThinkPad keyboards. However, I am not sure about that, and that's the reason why I stayed specific to the X41 keyboard.

Image at full resolution: https://i.stack.imgur.com/z4kd4.png

Scan of keyboard top

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Looks very much like Helvetica

  • Yes. G, R and 1 are the characteristic glyphs to differentiate Helvetica from similar fonts. Nov 10, 2013 at 9:23
  • Thanks for the suggestion. Check pending. Also note the non-ASCII characters: Ö, Ä, etc.
    – feklee
    Nov 10, 2013 at 10:34

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