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


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)


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 May 11 '15 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 May 11 '15 at 16:58
  • Yea, definitely very close. – Manly May 11 '15 at 17:04
  • the a seems quite different from helvetica neue and closer to fruitiger – Lukas_T May 11 '15 at 17:31
  • After hours of looking I found it ! it was neue hans unica – Lukas_T May 11 '15 at 17:39

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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