Hi i am looking for a free alternative to Frutiger that closely matches the font in the logo below. I don't think this font is Frutiger though as the doesn't quite match. would also appreciate it if you could tell me what this font was.

Font sample

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This doesn't make a great deal of sense. If you know it's Frutiger, and are willing to purchase.... shouldn't you just purchase Frutiger?

Looks to be Helvetica Neue to me though.

  • I don't think that's Helvetica Nue, but I agree about purchasing Frutiger. If you compare Nue's s, t and a, you will see the difference
    – Manly
    Commented May 11, 2015 at 16:56
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    Possibly @JohnManly -- But it's absolutely not Frutiger. The T and the S are dead giveaways for that. :) Helvetica Neue is exceptionally close. The only variations would be minutely shorter bars on the T and a slightly shorter tail on the Y. These could be attributed to foundry differences in some cases.
    – Scott
    Commented May 11, 2015 at 16:58
  • Yea, definitely very close.
    – Manly
    Commented May 11, 2015 at 17:04
  • the a seems quite different from helvetica neue and closer to fruitiger Commented May 11, 2015 at 17:31
  • After hours of looking I found it ! it was neue hans unica Commented May 11, 2015 at 17:39

There are many free "humanist" fonts pretty similar to Frutiger: Open sans, Roboto and others. However, as others have noted, this isn't Frutiger or Helvetica. It is too extended and wrong "a" for Helvetica.

I think it is Trade Gothic Bold Extended.

Montserrat and PT Sans in google fonts are sort of close. There are few quality sans serif free fonts.

Also it's not neue haas unica (it is definitely an extended width)


Some free, wide-ish free fonts that are somewhat close:

None of them is an exact match but I think they'd work.

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